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How to Correct Uneven Home Heating

Uneven Home Heating

As the temperature outside continues to drop lower and lower below freezing, you might begin to notice that your HVAC system is heating your home unevenly. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for cold spots or crank up your thermostat because there are a few steps you can take to improve your home comfort and correct uneven heating.

Why is this happening?
Uneven heating in your home can be caused by several things, but more often than not, it’s caused by one of the following issues;

  • Limited Return Ducts: If there are cold spots around your home, it could be the result of having too few return air ducts. Your furnace needs an adequate supply of incoming air to supply your home with warm air, so if there is a short supply, it could result in uneven heating throughout your home.
  • Improper Sizing: An improperly sized HVAC system and network of ducts can create a lot of problems, and uneven home heating is just one of them. The size of your ductwork and furnace affects the velocity at which air can reach your furnace, so if the air is moving at too slow of a speed, or even too fast, your furnace can’t properly disperse the heated air.
  • HVAC Problems: There are several HVAC related problems that can keep your furnace from heating your home properly. Whether it’s an issue with the unit itself or a problem resulting from using the wrong type of filter, the best way to get to the bottom of it is to call a licensed HVAC technician.

What’s the solution?

  • Change the Filter: A dirty filter can cause a lot of problems with your HVAC system, including uneven heating throughout your home. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, which means less air is being warmed by your furnace and dispersed around your home.
  • Turn the Fan On: If your system’s fan isn’t on, your heating system won’t be able to circulate air properly. Proper circulation will reduce the occurrence of hot and cold spots and create an even warmth throughout your home.
  • Ductless Heating: Some rooms are difficult to heat due to lack of insulation or simply because of how many windows they have. You can install a ductless system in those rooms to give your furnace a helping hand and ensure your home is heated evenly and efficiently.
  • Service: Troubleshooting will only take you so far. In most cases, the best way to combat uneven heating in your home is to call a licensed HVAC professional to diagnose the problem and find a solution.

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