It’s wintertime, which means that you may be blasting your heating system almost all day long just to keep warm. Sometimes, though, your heating system doesn’t do its job correctly. One of the biggest problems that homeowner’s face when it comes to their heating system is uneven heat distribution throughout the home.
One room – or even an entire wing – of your home may seem like it isn’t even affected by the heat. Well, there are some ways to manage and distribute your heat properly, because there is a good chance that there is a simpler fix to your problem than you think. Here are some different ways to manage uneven heat distribution in your home.
Your first step is to make sure that all your vent gates are open and flowing. Your vents gates can usually be found on the floor or on the wall. Your vent gates are responsible for letting the heat into a specific room.
If you think of your ductwork like a channel of rivers, your vent gates are the mouth of the river. Sometimes these vent gates can become blocked – either because of furniture or because the gate is closed. Just make sure that the gate has plenty of space around it – to let the air flow freely. Over a long time, your ducts might need a proper air duct cleaning, just make sure with your local professionals.
Another issue that may be contributing to uneven heat distribution is that your heating system isn’t the right size for your home. If your heating system doesn’t have the capacity to heat the square footage, or the floor plan, of your home, there is a good chance that you need a new unit or a second heating unit.
One of the most important factors in choosing the right furnace for your home is the size of your home and the heater’s capacity to warm your entire square-footage. So, make sure that you know what kind of square-footage your heating system is intended for.
Next, you may also want to invest in a zoned heating system. Zoned heating simply means that your home is organized by separate heating zones that can be controlled by one thermostat. Oftentimes, a zoned heating system can be incorporated into your heating system very easily – without any major installation.
A zoned heating system is the perfect option for individuals that have a larger home or an unusual layout. It can often be hard for a heating system to properly heat a home that has multiple strange or odd shaped rooms, or if there are multiple floors, because heat always rises and tends to escape.
Lastly, you may also want to speak with an HVAC specialist about your uneven heat distribution, because there may be something seriously wrong with your system, or you may have a leak in your ductwork. Having a professional HVAC technician look at your system will ensure that you don’t miss anything.
When it comes down to it, you want to repair any problems sooner rather than later, because they could become an expensive nuisance later on. Plus, don’t you want your home to be warm and cozy?