A common worry among homeowners that seems to occur is that the HVAC system stops generating the same amount of warmth as it originally did. However, the problem that happens more frequently, that homeowners should be more concerned about is the heater not operating efficiently as when some rooms are colder than others. With several reasons being the underlying problem, it generally takes a trained professional to run down the checklist to find it. With that in mind however, we at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to list the most common reasons the furnace does not distribute even heating.
Causes of Inconsistent Temperatures in House
1) Furnace Size. Furnaces are not a “one size fits all”. Uneven heating can be due to a furnace that is not properly sized for the home you have. Poor installation or even if you have had an “add-on” to your home without upgrading the heating system along with it to accommodate the new space is a likely cause. When a furnace is too small for the square footage, it will struggle to keep all the rooms sufficiently and equally heated. A furnace too big for a small space isn’t effective either; as the larger furnace will shut off before it can finish its heat cycle where than after a short time will turn back on.
Uneven heating isn’t the only problem, this issue is called short-cycling and it will also inflict damage on the furnace itself. If the furnace is the wrong size, it should be replaced, or at the very least supplemented in order to keep your home evenly heated and comfortable.
2) Vent Blockage. Furnaces are designed to blow hot air, in which the air blows out of the vents to dispense the heat. If the rooms seem to be cooler, check the vents in the room. Ensure furniture and clutter that might have been temporarily pushed in front of the vent is moved as well as make certain the vent itself is completely opened. Make sure they are also clean and free of compacted dirt.
3) Insufficient Insulation. Many people often forget to winterize their home and part of it is ensuring that your home is sufficiently insulating. The heat will inevitably walls, cracks, windows, doors, particularly through the attic. Poorly insulated rooms will feel much colder, resulting in uneven heating, as a big warning sign that suggests it. Not only will professionally installed insulation help improve the even heating, but the cooling will be positively impacted as well.
4) Ductwork Leaks. Uneven heating is a natural effect if the ducts are damaged or unattached ducts. The unused spaces in the attic or crawlspace will be enveloped by as much as 30% of the treated air as it escapes through the air ducts. Feeling the uneven heat due to this reason is not only waste of energy but it is a great waste of cash.
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If you are experiencing uneven heating issues in your Las Vegas, Nevada home call Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning and let our experts discover the issue at hand and present optimal solutions to get your home’s heat comfortable and even.