Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

There are a number of factors that could explain why some rooms in your home are colder than others. While these types of issues can usually be resolved, you may require professional help.

Obstructions to Airflow

Some rooms may be cold because there are obstructions to the flow of warm air. For example, the ductwork leading to those rooms may have built-up dirt and other debris. Air filters, if they are not replaced (they should be changed every three to six months), will also get dirty and reduce airflow. The problem could be as mundane as an article of furniture blocking an air vent.

Lack of Insulation

Poorly insulated rooms will naturally be colder because the warm air will more quickly escape from them. You’ll want to ensure a good amount of insulation in the attic and wall cavities. The insulation should be highly resistant to heat penetration; the higher its R-value, the more resistant it is.

A Poorly Maintained Unit

Packaged systems, heat pumps, furnaces, and mini-splits all wear down over time, and this can lead to uneven heating. The technicians at Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning in Puyallup, WA, can provide yearly tune-ups that cover all the basics. Among these are duct cleaning and sealing. The first part will eliminate obstructions while the second will prevent warm air from escaping through cracks and holes.

A Small Heating Unit

All the maintenance in the world won’t help, though, if the heating system is too small for your home. Undersized units will struggle to heat the whole home, but oversized units are not the answer, either. A professional will be able to tell you what the right size should be.

Over 70 Years of Experience

Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning can set you up with an HVAC professional here in Puyallup. We’ve served over 100,000 customers since our opening in 1946. We’re masters in heating and cooling work, including Aeroseal duct sealing, and we also offer services related to tankless water heaters. Call us today.

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