Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

November 8, 2019

Central heating units are designed to evenly distribute heat throughout your home. The bedroom in your San Antonio home shouldn’t be colder than your living room. If you’re experiencing uneven heat distribution, it’s important to get to the root of the problem. Here are five reasons why some rooms in your home are colder than others.

1. Leaks in Ducts

When you turn on your heating system, the air flows directly through the ducts. If your home’s ducts have leaks, air will be lost through the leaks. In fact, your heating system can lose as much as 30% of the air because of leaky ducts.

2. An Old Heating System

Heating systems are designed to last for a limited amount of time. Many heating systems can operate for 15 years. However, an older heating system loses the power that it once had. Even if your old heating system is working, it might not be efficient.

3. Rising Heat in Upper Rooms

Since heat rises, it isn’t unusual for rooms on the upper levels to be warmer than other rooms in your home. In some instances, rooms that are upstairs can be 10 degrees warmer.

4. Dirty Air Filters

It’s important to monitor and replace your air filters before they get too dirty. Not only can dirty air filters pollute your home, but they can also cause uneven airflow. The dirt in the filter is a barrier to your heating system’s airflow. Changing your air filters is one of the least expensive ways to troubleshoot this problem.

5. An Undersized or Oversized HVAC System

HVAC systems aren’t one-size-fits-all. You must purchase a system that’s designed to fit your home. If your unit is too large, it will turn off quickly. If the unit is too small, it won’t heat or cool all of the rooms in your home.

The technicians at Quality Star Services are available to diagnose and fix HVAC problems. Whether you need a new furnace, maintenance or a replacement part, we can help. Our San Antonio company also provides cooling services and can assist with indoor air quality. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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