When you have your Columbus heating and cooling system installed, you expect it to keep all areas of your home at the same temperature unless you tell it otherwise. But sometimes you’ll find that one of the rooms in your home just won’t stay warm no matter how high you turn up the heat. This can be a very frustrating situation, particularly if that room is one you use a lot.
Insulation and Ductwork Checkups
There are actually several possible reasons that a problem like this can develop. The first thing you should check is if there is adequate, proper insulation in the walls and the floor of the room. Even if you know that insulation is in place, it’s worth it to have a Columbus HVAC professional come take a look to see if the insulation there is still adequate. Even the best insulation doesn’t last forever, and once it breaks down, you could be losing a lot of heat to the outdoors in the winter.
Leaky ductwork can also be a source of uneven heating and cooling. Have someone examine your ductwork to see if it is properly pressurized throughout and that there are no breaks in the system. If your HVAC system is trying to keep your rooms comfortable but the conditioned air is leaking out before it can reach them, you will have a problem maintaining the temperature that you want.
Digging Deeper for Causes
Even if there is no break on the way to that particular room, a leak or blockage somewhere else can throw off the balance of the entire system, reducing how much temperature controlled air can reach that part of your home. These are all things that a professional duct tester can find and fix for you relatively easily and inexpensively.
Of course, it’s always possible that uneven heating and cooling is a symptom of a larger problem in your home heating and cooling system. But if that’s the case, you’re better off finding out sooner rather than later because the problem will only get worse when not addressed. No matter what the ultimate underlying cause for your uneven heating and cooling is, you’ll probably need Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning to come out and investigate before you can have it fixed for good.