Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

November 15, 2019

Sometimes, you will notice that one room in your home is colder than others. This can be due to a variety of reasons, and it is always a good idea to investigate the problem further until you find a solution. Here are a few of the most common reasons for why one of your rooms in your house is colder than others:

1. Airflow Issues

One of the most likely reasons for this problem is due to airflow issues within your home. Your system may be unbalanced due to improper installation, or you may have accidentally caused an issue on your own.

One of the easiest fixes is to replace a dirty filter with a brand new one to improve airflow throughout your home. It is also a good idea to check the air vents to ensure that they are open and none of them are closed. Ensuring these vents are free from drapes or furniture is another smart idea to maximize airflow within a room.

2. Opened Windows or Shades

Accidentally leaving a window open will significantly alter the temperature within a room. Leaving shades open to direct sunlight is another way to change the temperature in a room without affecting the rest of the house. Keeping the shades closed will keep more heat inside your home during the winter months while helping you to keep your house cool during the summer.

3. Air Duct Leaks

A room may be colder due to air duct leaks. These air duct leaks can cause your home to lose between 20% to 30% of the air in the duct system, which results in higher utility bills.

Contacting a professional HVAC company is the best option to ensure that you do not have any air duct leaks. These professionals can also check out for other problems, such as identifying any kinks within the flex duct or duct damper issues.

Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. has many years of experience in the HVAC industry. We can help you with any heating and cooling issues. Our crew also specializes in plumbing services. Contact us today to learn more about services in Nacogdoches.