Everyone knows who has the most uncomfortable room in the house, they’ll tell you about it frequently. Here are the solutions to uneven heating and cooling.
Their room is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. No matter the temperature outside, the air in their room is always irritating. Their complaining shows up on your energy bills too, as they’ll often adjust the thermostat – costing you a fortune.
We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like this.
Properly designed and installed HVAC systems provide even and consistent temperature and air quality throughout your house (unless you choose to set your system up otherwise). If your system is not performing this way, you’re sacrificing comfort and efficiency.
Many designs require some balancing, especially between the summer and winter seasons. After that, if you’re still having a problem, you may want to consult our tips below.
Here are some possible problems and solutions to your uneven cooling or heating:
- Improper System or Duct Size for Your Home: If the load calculation for your system wasn’t done properly, it can affect the consistency and airflow of your system. This is also true for your ducts, because their size can affect the velocity at which the air travels through your home.
- Too Few Return Ducts: Airflow return ducts are essential for even cooling. After some installations, technicians may not have accounted for everything necessary in the home and there will need to be more return vents for your system to work at peak efficiency.
- Problems in the HVAC System: There are a lot of problems that can cause poor air flow, poor circulation or loss of cool air in certain rooms that your HVAC technician can diagnose. It could be something as simple as an air filter with too high of resistance or as serious as a bad compressor.
- Turn Your System’s Fan On: A common problem that can cause hotspots is bad circulation. Turning on the fan can help your system run a proper cycle.
- Service your System: Your Special Gas Services technician will inspect your system and make recommendations to not only cool your home evenly, but to do it more efficiently as well.
- Clean or Replace Filters: It seems simple, but sometimes that’s all you need. A dirty or overused filter can be too resistant and cause your system to be working harder than it needs to.
- Ductless Systems: If the rooms that are difficult to condition properly are on the second level or part of an addition, ductless systems can help. There are single or multi-split systems that have a unit placed directly in the room you are having difficulty with.
Bad airflow and poor circulation are by far near the top of most comfort issues. These are issues that are best diagnosed by a licensed professional.
Delta Air Systems is an established heating company in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. And we’ve been installing, servicing and repairing heating and cooling systems since the 1950s and work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction.