Different Rooms and Different Temperatures

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Why Does Your Home’s Temperature Vary Room to Room?

Have you ever walked from one room of your house to another and notice different temperatures in different rooms? Maybe you have walked from the warm, cozy living room, passed the thermostat that reads 68 degrees, just to enter your bedroom that feels like an ice box. If not, you’re part of the minority. Not only are these temperature variations obnoxious, they are also costly if you are cranking up the heat in attempt to warm one room in the house.
Let’s look at what the issue could be.

Lack of insulation

It’s not uncommon for homes, especially older homes, to have inconsistent insulation. It’s possible that certain rooms could have thinner walls or less insulation behind the walls than other rooms.

Incorrect ductwork size

If your ductwork or HVAC system is not the right size for your home, you are not going to get the airflow you actually need to heat your cool your home. If your system is working to keep up with the size of your home, but isn’t the right size system, it is never going to be able to hold the  temperature where you are wanting it to be.

Location of heating/cooling unit

The rooms in your home that are located closest to your heating or cooling unit will be the rooms that receive the air through the vents first. The rooms that are on the opposite end of the home will receive far less air flow.

Rising heat

In homes that have multiple levels, the heat will slowly rise. This could leave the upper level nice and cozy, while the lower level is still cold. It also depends on where your thermostat is located. If your thermostat is upstairs where it is naturally warmer, it isn’t going to read the temperature on the first floor of the home.

Leaking ductwork

If your ductwork has a small leak in it, this can cause the airflow to be very poor. And if your ductwork has a large leak in it, this can prevent airflow altogether.

  • What can you do?
  • Have your ductwork patched if leaky
  • Have better insulation installed throughout your home
  • Add a second HVAC system
  • Have your thermostat placed in a better spot
  • Have a thermostat installed in multiple rooms

Having a temperature imbalance in your home is frustrating and costly. Luckily, there are solutions! You don’t have to settle for different temperatures in every room like a freezing bedroom, or an upstairs that gets way over heated. Contact us today and see how we can help you save money and get your home’s temperature even throughout!

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