Common Causes of Uneven Heating and Cooling

Common Causes of Uneven Heating and Cooling

Many people find that the temperature of the air in their homes is different in various rooms of their homes. It can be hot in one room and cold in another. More often than not, when uneven heating and cooling occurs, it is due to of one of any number of small issues that can be easily fixed. Therefore, before you call an expert to diagnose the issue, there are a few things you can check yourself first.

What Causes Uneven Heating and Cooling

First, make sure that there is nothing blocking the vents. Many people have inadvertently placed furniture and other things in front of the registers which hinders them and makes them work harder to get the room to the right temperature. It is also possible that one or more of the vents is closed and simply needs to be opened. Someone else living in the home may have gotten hot or cold and shut the vent in an effort to stay comfortable. Another thing you can do on your own if heating and cooling is uneven in your home is change the filters and vacuum the return vents. Dust and debris can be making it so that your system is working harder than it needs to be. This should be done every few months.

When to Call for Help with Uneven Heating and Cooling

If none of the above suggestions make it so that your home no longer has uneven heating and cooling, then you should call a professional to come out and take a look. It is possible that your unit is not the right size and needs to be replaced. You could also be suffering from ductwork issues. Ductwork is your home’s air-delivery system. If they are too small for your home or are leaking, air cannot be evenly distributed throughout your home. The best way to find and fix these issues is to have your ducts inspected and sealed by a professional.

Another problem you may be facing is that of insulation issues. If any parts of your home have air leaks or the insulation is inadequate, it will be hard to keep those areas comfortable. A technician can seal up your home and add the proper amount of insulation so that those areas can better maintain the temperature of your house so that there are no more heating and cooling issues.

If your home is in the El Paso area and is suffering from heating and cooling issues, call Omega Electrical to take a look.


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