Is Your Home Unevenly Heated?

Have you noticed that some rooms in your home are always the perfect temperature, but other rooms never seem to feel quite as warm? If so, you are not alone Uneven heating is a common complaint amongst many homeowners, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are a few causes of uneven heating in the home and some ways to remedy the issue:

What causes uneven heating in a home?

  • This is the easiest issue to remedy as it simply requires opening some vents. Before resorting to searching for other causes of uneven heating in the home, it is a good idea to first check to see if any of your home’s vents are closed or blocked. Even a vent blocked by a couch can result in uneven heating.
  • Engaging in routing furnace maintenance is essential for a happy and healthy heating system. If you have not had your furnace professionally inspected and tuned-up in over a year, there is a good chance that your furnace is the cause of uneven home heating.
  • Even if you are up-to-date on maintaining your furnace, if it is not the correct size for your home, then it will not heat your home properly
  • Some homes are buld in a way that make it so certain rooms or floors of the home have different heating requirements than other rooms of the home. This makes it difficult for a single-thermostat furnace to evenly heat a home.
  • Dirty air filters slow down a home’s airflow. This restricts the amount of warm air that your furnace delivers to the various rooms of the home.
  •  If your ducts have openings or cracks, warm air will seep out of those openings before it gets to its desired destination resulting in uneven heating.

How to deal with uneven heating in your home

Engaging in proper and routing maintenance of your furnace is the first step towards evenly heating your home. Scheduling annual tune-ups once per year and changing your air filters every month can help avoid the aforementioned heating problems in your home.

If you have noticed uneven heating in your home, contact Cascade Mechanical today to set up an HVAC inspection. Regular inspections can help you locate a minor, easy-to-fix problem before it becomes a costly heating issue.