It isn’t a good sign if you find cold spots around your home after the heater has been turned on. There are several ways that this can happen, but fortunately, none of the issues is without a solution. However, some can be more drastic than others.
Duct Sealing and Cleaning
Oftentimes, one room will be colder than the others because something is obstructing airflow to that room. Air ducts, for instance, can become clogged with dirt and other pollutants. Another possible explanation is that a leak in the air ducts is allowing warm air to escape before it reaches that room. The two issues can be solved with duct cleaning and sealing, respectively.
Adding or Upgrading Insulation
A lack of insulation can contribute to uneven heating. You can have a technician come over to inspect the insulation levels. The technician may recommend insulation in certain places, such as spray foam insulation in those areas of the attic that fiberglass insulation can’t reach. In other cases, the technician may recommend more layers of insulation or new insulation with a higher R-value.
Ensuring Your Unit Is the Right Size
Before a new heating unit is installed, it’s customary that the company you hire measure your home’s size and rate of heat loss. That way, you purchase neither an undersized nor an oversized unit. At Sun City Mechanical, we do this and more for our customers in Sun City, AZ. We know that undersized units in particular struggle to provide consistent heating across rooms and floors.
Regular Heating Maintenance
Consider getting a professional heating tune-up every year. This can typically cover the above-mentioned duct cleaning and sealing, and it will also eliminate any mechanical issues that might play a part in uneven heating.
A Licensed and Certified Team
Leave all your heating and cooling needs in Sun City to Sun City Mechanical. That’s not all, though; we specialize in plumbing and can repair water heaters, toilets, faucets and more. We also service water softeners and reverse osmosis systems. Give us a call today.