We don’t need to live in a house with uncomfortable temperatures from room to room. Do you notice your living room is a cozy 72 but the guest room upstairs is frigid cold? There are a few factors that can cause varying degrees in each room of your home. To help your home be more temperature efficient, correct these irregularities by staying on top of regular maintenance and call in the expert when needed.
1. Stop window and door leaks
Replace the door weather guards which help keep air and water passing through the cracks in your exterior doors bringing in the outside cold or hot air. Older or improperly installed windows and doors can also be ineffective at trapping the exterior heat from entering your home. If you feel like cold air is coming through your windows, reach out to a window and door specialist who can make sure you have the right sizes and quality.
2. Hire professionals to fix ductwork and other HVAC issues
Sometimes factors such as the location and size of a window can cause varying temperatures in different rooms of a house. A north or east facing room might be difficult to keep warm in the afternoon when the sun moves west, whereas a south and a west-facing room can be more trouble to keep cool. Some rooms may feel extremely warm or cool and not at all what your thermostat says. Remolding your home’s layout is not always the most realistic solution, but there are some other things you can easily control. This could be something simple such as blocking the sun with blackout curtains or a bigger issue like improperly sized ductwork. A duct cleaning contractor or HVAC specialist can inspect your system to make sure there isn’t a greater problem with your system. Depending on the size of your house, a second HVAC system might be the solution to regulating upstairs temperatures.
3. Easy DIY solutions for balanced airflow
Changing your air filters regularly is one easy way to help clear up your vents. Dirty filters can restrict consistent airflow to all rooms so make sure you change them every three months or more if needed. You can also try leaving the interior doors open to each room which can help with airflow.
Of course, you can always layer up or add a small space heater or fan to instantly feel more comfortable in an individual room. But this can be inconvenient, and always running spare heaters or fans can add to your electricity bill. If you see a consistent issue with one room, it’s best to contact a contractor who can help fix this issue so you can be comfortable as you move from room to room.