Are you frustrated by the heating capacity of your home this winter? It’s incredibly common for homeowners here in South Carolina to have this problem. Maybe the first floor of your home is incredibly chilly while the second floor is perpetually stuffy—you don’t have to power through these problems all winter long. If this is a problem in your home, then we have methods to help you heat your home evenly again. We understand what causes homes to heat unevenly on a technical level. If you need a great Chapin HVAC contractor contact our team.
Causes of Uneven Heating
Whether you have a furnace, heat pump, or geothermal system, there are many causes of uneven heating and cooling in the home. We’ve listed some of the most common causes below:
When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? The quality of your air ducts directly affects the airflow throughout your home. When your vents are dirty there could be dust, dirt, or any other obstructions in your vent system blocking airflow to certain rooms causing uneven heating and cooling.
The Layout of Your Home
A major cause of uneven heating and cooling in your home is just how your home sits on your property. It’s an unfortunate fact, but uneven heating is inevitable in many homes. If you have rooms with lots of south-facing windows, they’ll receive a lot of sunlight during the day that will heat this space. If you have rooms in your home that are shaded by outside foliage, or just don’t receive a lot of natural light, then these spaces will be a lot colder. If this is a problem in your home, then it’s a great idea to install supplementary ductless systems to account for spaces that are naturally predisposed to being a bit cooler.
An Incorrectly Sized Heater
Sizing your heater is a necessary step that can make or break your system. If your heater is too big or too small, you’ll experience short cycling or an inability to adequately heat your home. Either problem means that you’ll be uncomfortable in your home and waste lots of money and energy.
Dirty Air Filters
Do you regularly change your air filter? You should! This is a simple task that a homeowner can do to greatly boost the quality of their home’s heat. A dirty air filter slows down your home’s airflow and restricts the amount of heated air that’s able to effectively reach your space. This contributes to uneven heating and cooling because rooms that are a little further away from your heating unit might not experience the same quality of heat.
How to Deal with Uneven Heating
The best way to offset any problems with uneven heating in your home is keeping your heater well maintained. If you aren’t having your heater tuned-up each fall, you should. This simple service ensures that each part of your heater is up to standard and that any minor problems that your heater has are rectified early on.