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Why is One Room Colder Than the Others?

By November 12, 2019 March 9th, 2020 No Comments

Do you have one room that is consistently colder than the others, regardless of the thermostat setting? No one wants to enter a cold room during the frigid winter months. Here are some of the most common issues that could be causing the inconsistency of temperature throughout your home. 

Blocked or Unopened Air Vents

This common problem has a simple solution. Check all the air vents in your home to ensure that none of them have been seasonally closed and not reopened or blocked by furniture, curtains, etc. 

Poor Insulation

A room may be unable to stay warm due to a lack of insulation. Poor insulation is common in old and new homes, especially those with vaulted ceilings. 

Leaks

While an open door or window may be an obvious cause of uneven airflow, small, less noticeable leaks can be equally as detrimental to your comfort. Check around doors, windows, pipes, and electrical outlets for leaks or cracks that could be letting the cold in. Treat these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or other appropriate insulation methods, or call a trained professional for repairs. 

Dirty Air Filters

Dirty air filters restrict airflow, causing an imbalance throughout your home. Make sure filters are cleaned or replaced every two to three months to ensure efficient airflow circulation in all rooms. 

Blocked or Damaged Ducts

Animals, insect infestations, or family members gathering items from the attic can lead to blocked or damaged ductwork. If insulation near ductwork seems to be visibly dark or dirty, it is possible a long-term leak is at hand due to blocked, damaged, or disconnected ductwork. 

Poorly Installed or Unbalanced Ductwork

Even if your HVAC system is new, you could still be experiencing an imbalance in temperature throughout your home. That is because the air distribution relies solely on ductwork. If the ductwork in your home was poorly installed or is outdated, you may suffer imbalances. Additionally, unbalanced ductwork is another cause of one room heating or cooling much faster than others. Adjusting dampers can even out the air distribution and better circulate your home. 

However, balancing a home is not easy, and different floor plans can be more challenging than others. If your home has a long, ranch-style layout or is multiple stories, adjusting dampers and evening imbalances can be more difficult. It is best to call a professional HVAC technician to fix this issue, as they have special tools to measure the airflow and much more experience in adjusting dampers. 

We Can Solve Your Problem

Lowery can fix the temperature imbalance in your home, regardless of the issue or combination of issues causing the uneven airflow. It is better to call a professional before enduring a DIY solution- as you could create more problems than you fix. Our trained technicians are qualified to identify and resolve your HVAC problems to ensure you and your loved ones are comfortable this winter. 

Call (806)-741-0519 to schedule an appointment or visit www.trustlowery.com for more information on our many HVAC services.