With the weather turning colder, you may be noticing one or more rooms in your home don't seem to heat as well as the others. This can be a frustrating problem, especially when the colder rooms are ones you use often - like a bedroom or living room. To remedy the situation, some families will try to use a space heater, which often leads to skyrocketing electric bills. The best course of action though is to identify the problem and find a solution that works for you. Below we've laid out some of the most common causes and how to fix them.
If your ductwork has any tears or holes, you could be losing heat in the basement or other places, causing less warm air to reach the rooms you want to heat. This problem can also occur if you have ducts or air filters that are the wrong size. Check to make sure all of your ductwork and filters are the correct size and in one piece.
Make sure your thermostat isn't installed next to a heat source, like the oven. The thermostat's temperature sensor determines when your heat turns on, so it needs to be in a neutral location.
Some families choose to install zoned heating systems to accommodate for any uneven warmth. With these systems, two or more portions of the home can be heated at separate temperatures of your choice, allowing for more control.
If the cause of your problem is that the equipment isn't powerful enough to heat your entire home, you may need to install a second heating unit. One option is a ductless split system, which will allow you to independently control temperatures in separate rooms. This solution may be the most efficient, depending on the cause of your problem.
Contact Climatech, Inc. to discuss the options that make the most sense for your home and your family. We'll be happy to point you in the right direction!