Ways to Correct Temperature Variations Throughout your Home
Do you experience uneven temperatures around your home? Are some rooms always warm and others always cold? This problem is actually quite common and there are solutions, most of which can be handled by your HVAC service in Greensboro.
Problem: Upstairs is warmer than downstairs. Naturally, hot air rises. If your only thermostat is downstairs, your entire home will continue to heat as long as the downstairs remains cool.
Solution: Zone heating system. When you have a multi-level home, a zoned HVAC system allows each level to have its own thermostat and duct system so that only the level that needs heat will get it. In most cases (with the exception of very large houses) more than one zone can run off of one HVAC unit.
Problem: It feels colder near exterior doors or in rooms with large or lots of windows.
Solution: Add extra or better insulation/weather stripping around doors and windows. If your home has old windows, consider upgrading to newer insulated windows.
Problem: Furnace cycles on and off but the ideal interior temperature is never achieved. This is typically due to an incorrectly sized unit.
Solution: Have an expert HVAC service in Greensboro recommend and install the correct size unit for the square footage of your home.
Problem: One room seems to stay unusually cool. This could be caused by leaky or incorrectly installed/sized ductwork.
Solution: Have the ductwork inspected and repaired or replaced by a professional.
Problem: Low air flow from vents, likely due to clogged filters.
Solution: Replace dirty filters with new to improve airflow.
Problem: Low air flow due to closed or blocked vents.
Solution: Make sure all vents are open and there is no furniture or curtains blocking them.
Problem: Rooms that have been added on, such as sunrooms or basements that have been finished are not currently part of the central air system in your home.
Solution: Ductless mini-split HVAC units provide heat and air conditioning to just one room at a time. They are easy to control and can be used only when needed.
Having Heating or Cooling Issues in your Home? Start with HVAC Service in Greensboro
If your home seems to be heating or cooling unevenly, and you’ve checked your filters, vents, and insulation, the next step is to contact your HVAC service in Greensboro for a thorough inspection of your existing air system. It’s possible that a simple cleaning and tune-up of your furnace and air conditioner is all that’s needed to even out the comfort level in your home. Twice yearly maintenance is recommended by HVAC experts, one appointment in the fall for your home heating system and one in the spring for your home cooling system, whatever type you have. Whether it’s a central air system, a heat pump, a geothermal unit, or other, routine maintenance keeps it running smoothly and efficiently. In some cases, it may be necessary to replace or upgrade your current system. Berico can handle all of your HVAC needs and restore your home to an even comfort level throughout. Call (336) 273-8663 to schedule an appointment.