Uneven Temperature in my house: Why are some rooms too cold or hot?

Central heat and air conditioning could be the single most important feature developed for homes in the last hundred years. These systems have made home comfort so simple that we often have unrealistic expectations; if I set the thermostat for 72 degrees, shouldn’t the whole house be 72 degrees immediately?

Factors contributing to uneven temperature in my house

Of course, it is not that simple. There are a number natural factors and construction elements that create a variation in temperature throughout the house. Construction materials, insulation, and even the presence of trees around the house can affect the indoor temperature. Those elements work together to create warm spots and cool spots that can prove frustrating to deal with.

That doesn’t mean your system can’t help; it definitely can. The most important first step toward a consistent temperature in the home is to have a system that is properly designed for the work and maintained appropriately by qualified service professionals.

That’s where we come in. With three generations in the heating and cooling business, we’ve been around for almost as long as air conditioning itself.

In that time, we’ve found some common issues in heating and cooling systems that have contributed to uneven temperatures in the home. Here are some of the issues that we can work on to increase your comfort.

Leaky Ductwork

Your system can only adjust the temperature if it’s efficiently delivering air into the living space. Ductwork can shift over time or develop leaks especially if it was not installed correctly to begin with. We have the tools and experience to explore your system and confirm that your climate-controlled air is going exactly where it’s supposed to go.

Undersized Units

Heating and cooling systems should be of adequate size to produce the necessary amount of warm or cool air for the home. We find many such systems that have been installed by previous contractors, who were cutting corners to be priced more competitively or simply due to lack of knowledge. We will calculate the optimum size for your home and install the unit professionally and safely.

Congested Ductwork

The biggest enemy of central heat and air is dust. It is a natural occurrence in any home, so we can’t prevent it. However, we do need to manage it appropriately. Excess dust in filters slows the movement of air, and a buildup of dust inside ducts interferes with the volume of air flow as well. We’ll advise you on filter replacement and remove excess dust from your ducts.

Register Problems

The warm or cool air only helps the temperature in a room if it can come through the vent. Some homeowners place furniture or rugs on top of registers, interfering with the delivery of air. Others have damaged registers that won’t open or close fully. We’ll review the total air flow in your home and repair or replace anything that impedes movement.

Your home should be as comfortable as possible. No one wants hot rooms or cold rooms; they want consistent temperature in every space they use. While there is nothing we can do about the angle of the sun or the direction of the wind, we can help you fight back against those natural forces to make a consistent temperature for your home.

We’ll review every component of your system and identify factors that can be improved. Then we’ll work with you to develop a plan to get temperatures pleasant and even in your home, providing quality workmanship and service to ensure that you’ll get the best possible results.