Uneven heating or cooling throughout your home can be extremely frustrating. As a homeowner, you want your home’s temperature to be consistent as you move around your home from room to room. However, many homeowners deal with the constant frustration of uneven heating and/or cooling throughout the home. But why does this common problem occur?
Common Reasons for Uneven Heating or Cooling
1. Dirty Air Filters
Dirty air filters can impair your heating and cooling system’s ability to function properly. When your air filter becomes dirty with air particles, pollen, dust, and other debris, your system must work harder in order to circulate air throughout your home.
If you’ve noticed uneven heating or cooling, it may be worth checking your air filter. Air filters should be cleaned and/or replaced regularly to ensure the optimal functioning of your HVAC unit.
2. Windows or Drafts
Have you made sure all of the windows throughout the home are closed? While it may seem obvious, it’s common for homeowners to miss small openings or drafts in windows. Even small window openings can allow air to enter your home, affecting the temperature in a specific room in your home.
3. Old HVAC Systems
While HVAC systems are known for their longevity, they certainly don’t last forever. If your unit is greater than 15 years old, uneven heating or cooling might be a sign it’s time to consider a replacement. As HVAC systems age, they may not be able to keep up with your heating and cooling demands.
4. Leaking or Blocked Ductwork
If a leak or a block occurs in your home’s ductwork, this can also impair the ability of the unit to evenly heat or cool your home. Check to ensure your vents are wide open and are not obstructed by any household items like furniture. John A. Kinkaid Heating & Cooling can also help you check for leaking or blocked ductwork during your appointment.
Let Us Help You with Uneven Heating or Cooling
Can’t seem to troubleshoot why your home’s temperatures are uneven? We can help! Schedule an appointment online or by giving us a call. Our experienced technicians will be happy to help you determine the cause of uneven heating and cooling throughout your home.