Have you ever had one room in your house is that is more difficult to get cool in? This problem is more common than you might think and can be quite frustrating. There is some troubleshooting that you can do yourself to try and locate the problem, but at times you need the experience and training of professionals to fix it. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will walk you through some of the possible problems with your HVAC system when one room is hotter than the rest.
Structural Issues Can Cause One Room to be Hotter than the Rest of the House
If you are experiencing one room feeling warmer than the rest, the first thing you want to check is the vent. Make sure it didn’t accidentally get closed. It should be open to allow the cool air to flow into the room. If there isn’t an issue with the vent being closed, here are some other issues to think about.
Recent Remodel? You Might Need to Run More Ductwork in Attic
If you have recently remodeled your home, you may have completely disrupted your HVAC system. This could be solved by simply adding some additional ductwork, or you may need to look into putting in an additional air conditioning unit depending on the size of the remodel.
Consider Upgrading Windows or Adding Window Films to Reduce Sun’s Heat
If you have an older home that hasn’t had the windows replaced in quite some time, this may be the root of your problem. This is especially going to be the case if you have single paned windows. Switching over to double paned windows with a Low-E coating will make a world of difference in the feel of your room as well as your energy bill. The Low-E coating helps the cool air from escaping your room as well as keeping the heat outside rather than in your house. You will see a 10-25% decrease in your heating and cooling bill when you switch over to energy efficient double paned windows.
Heating Insulation Problems
If you have a home that wasn’t properly insulated, this could pose problems with your air conditioning system. Having the proper amount of insulation in your walls is key to keeping the warm or cool air inside your home during the summer and winter months. If there is too little insulation, you are letting the cool air from your unit leak out and in turn, the warm air from outside is leaking in as well.
Air Duct Issues
If you have ducts that are lacking insulation around them, they can allow air to leak from them. There can also be long runs of ductwork that will result in the rooms farther away from the A/C unit to be warmer. This can be a simple fix with adding a little insulation around your ductwork. It can also be a complex problem to fix if you need the ductwork reconfigured in your home.
If You Have One Room that Won’t Cool Down, Check the Size of Your Air Conditioning Unit
If your A/C unit is too large or too small, it can create problems as well. If the unit is too large, it might have a problem staying on long enough to get cool air to all of your rooms. This can leave some of your rooms too cold and others too hot. If your unit is too small it won’t be able to keep up with the temperature of your home, leaving some rooms hotter than others.
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Most of the time, if you have an A/C system that isn’t properly cooling your home, you need the help of a professional to figure out why. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning has trained technicians with the knowledge and tools needed to solve your heating and air conditioning needs. Contact us for all your heating and cooling needs.