Have you ever felt like some rooms in your house are always warmer than others? Or maybe some areas of your home get unbearably hot in the summer while other rooms stay cool and comfortable? This could be a problem with your heating system and could be costing you money.
Let’s discuss what could be causing these hot and cold spots and what measures you can take to make your heating and cooling system more efficient.
What Causes Hot Spots in Your Home?
There are many reasons why you might have hot spots in your home that could be causing discomfort or even danger. Some of the most common reasons include:
Dirty furnace filters
If your furnace filter is dirty or clogged with dust, it can prevent air from flowing through it properly, which causes an increase in temperature in certain areas of your home. This causes hot and cold spots throughout your home, especially if you have a large area with high ceilings where air cannot circulate properly. The best way to fix this issue is by replacing your old filter with a new one right away!
Homes that are poorly insulated can experience hot spots because there is not enough protection against heat loss through the walls, ceiling, and floor. This leads to uneven heating and cooling throughout the home.
The wrong size heating system for your home
An undersized or oversized heating system will cause hot spots throughout your house. An undersized system cannot heat all areas of the home effectively, while an oversized system will use more energy than necessary to heat certain areas of the home. This can lead to significant energy costs and wasted energy from poor performance! Make sure that you consult with a professional prior to purchasing any heating system for your home so they can help you find one that fits properly for your needs!
Poorly designed duct systems
Improperly designed ductwork can cause hot spots by restricting airflow from certain rooms into other areas of the house. Ductwork should be clearly marked with arrows showing which direction air flows through each section of the ductwork system. If these markings aren’t clear, talk to an HVAC professional about correcting the problem before installing new ductwork or repairing old ducts.
Blocked registers or vents
This can happen if there is debris or furniture blocking your home’s air vents or registers. If this happens, it will prevent air from flowing properly through your home’s heating and cooling system. This will cause uneven temperatures throughout your home.
How do I get rid of hot and cold spots in my house?
If you suspect that your problem is with your HVAC system, call an HVAC professional to diagnose the issue and make any necessary repairs. If you want to try to diagnose the problem yourself, here’s what you should look for:
- Check Your Thermostat Settings
- Clean and replace filters
- Invest in multi-zone heating
- Call Air Now Heating and Air Davis County for maintenance.
The importance of regular heating and cooling maintenance
Many homeowners don’t realize that their HVAC system needs regular maintenance and cleaning to operate properly. This is especially important during the winter months as cold drafts can cause low temperatures and high energy bills. During the summer months, air conditioning units may not be cooling properly due to clogged air filters or dirty coils which could lead to high electric bills as well as uncomfortable conditions inside your home. By having these issues addressed before they become major problems, you will save money on repair costs down the road as well as enjoy a more comfortable living space all year long!
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We can help you fix cold or hot spots throughout your home!
Air Now Heating and Air Davis County is a full-service HVAC contractor serving Davis County, Utah.
As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in providing friendly service. Our goal is to be the best HVAC contractor in town by providing superior customer service with honest estimates, expert knowledge, and high-quality workmanship.
Call us today at (385) 244-2433 and let us help get and keep your HVAC system up to par for this winter season!