Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

It’s uncomfortable to have some rooms in your home too warm, others just right, and some that are always colder. There can be a few reasons for why this is the case, all of which can be solved.

Blocked or Closed Air Vents

An air vent with something blocking it, or that has been closed, will cause a room to not receive heat. Someone might have closed it and forgotten about it. Checking air vents in the room to make sure they’re not blocked or closed is a free and easy thing to do.

Leaks to the Outside World

Air leaks out around exterior doors, through windows, electrical outlets, and so on. These leaks can be dealt with through spray foam, caulk, or other types of insulation. Even a small leak can make a room feel drafty and can increase your utility bill.

Clogged or Damaged Ducts

Ductwork can get damaged and cause some rooms to be colder than others. Vermin and insects are typically the sources of causing damaged air ducts. Dirt, dust, and other contaminants can block ducts. You should go to your attic and inspect the ducts if some of your rooms are cold. If any of the ducts appear dark and dirty, that is where there is leaking air.

Not Enough Insulation

Both old and new homes can have insulation problems. This is especially true of rooms with cathedral ceilings. Many local power utilities offer free home energy audits or can put you in touch with someone that does.

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter in your heater can lead to rooms far from your furnace not receiving heat. The filter should be cleaned or replaced every few months.

Inadequate Return Air

Sometimes, the air return is placed in the wrong spot in a home. This results in uneven room temperatures. Additional air returns can help to fix this situation.

Home Comfort Specialists

Our company, Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning, has been helping people in Seattle and the surrounding areas for 20 years. We service, repair, and install heating and cooling systems. We also provide electric and hot water heater services. Call Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning today to find out more about our services.