Do you ever feel that one of your rooms is either warmer or cooler than all the others? You’re not alone. This is one of the most common problems we hear about here at Point Bay Fuel. And the first question we always ask is, “When was the last time you scheduled your HVAC home maintenance appointment?”
You expect your HVAC to heat or cool your home evenly, but this isn’t always the case. Here are a few other common issues that could be to blame and what you can do to help.
Common HVAC Home Maintenance Problems that Could Result in Uneven Cooling
Problems with the Ductwork
Ductwork Leaks: One of the biggest issues with ductwork is due to leaks. If there is a section of your ductwork allowing air to escape, it’s not going to properly distribute air throughout the whole house. Leaks will lead to uneven temperatures and can also cause your air conditioner to cycle on more often, which money leaking out of your pocketbook.
Ductwork Insulation: A properly insulated ductwork will allow conditioned air to heat up or cool down as it passes through your system (depending on the season). If it is not insulated correctly, temperature changes will become unsteady as air travels through the ducts and out of your vents.
Issues with the Air Conditioner
Aging HVAC: If your HVAC is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s not going to be able to adequately push air through the ductwork like it used to in the good ol’ days. That results in a powerful stream of air for one room and a much weaker stream of air for another.
Too Big or Too Small: Many residents assume that their AC unit must simply be too small (when, the opposite is actually true). A unit that was installed too big for a home is not going to cycle on long enough to allow the home to heat or cool as evenly as it should.
HVAC Needs Service: Uneven rooms could be due to a simple service call. For example, if your refrigerant levels are low, it could result in uneven cooling.
A home or office that has properly balanced air flow will not only feel much more comfortable, but will also help you cut energy costs. Fixing these issues could be as simple as a routine home HVAC maintenance appointment, or it could be a sign of a much larger problem. The only way to know for sure is to consult with a professional technician. At Point Bay Fuel, we can handle everything from HVAC service calls, to installation and repairs.
Solving Air Balance Issues with HVAC Home Maintenance
Over time, small issues can get worse and become larger (costlier) problems. A home that is not cooling evenly could be a sign that something isn’t set up or functioning correctly with your system. When it comes to solving problems related to uneven heating and cooling, it’s best to get the help of a qualified professional. At Point Bay Fuel, we have the experience needed to diagnose your problem and help you get the temperature right back where you want it in every room.