Sometimes, homes heat unevenly. You may feel heat in one part of the room and coldness in other areas. To address this issue and make your home comfortable, you may want to work through the following troubleshooting steps.
1. Consider Your Type of Heating
If you use radiant heating such as a wood burning stove or radiators, you may have more heat near the heat source and colder spots in the further reaches of your house. To address this issue, you may want to change to a furnace and central heating, or you may want to put in a few spot heaters to complement your other heating source.
2. Bleed the Radiators
Radiators can get full of air which can cause some of them not to work properly. As a result, some rooms may be colder than others. To address this issue, bleed the radiators. If you have a key, you fit that onto a certain part of the radiator, turn it, and let the air out. Alternatively, turn this job over to the pros.
3. Check Your Air Vents
With central heating, the issue can be blocked air vents. Go through your home and move furniture or other items that are blocking airflow. Make sure all vents are open.
Also, think about how air flows through your home. You may want to run ceiling fans in the opposite direction so they pull cold air up and help to move warm air around the home. Some people also like to put additional vents above their doors so warm air can flow even when doors are closed.
4. Make Sure You Have the Right Size Furnace
If your furnace is too small, your home will also heat unevenly. If it's too big, you may constantly be struggling with excess heat. Look up the manufacturer's information for your heater and see what capacity it's designed to heat. If you can't find that information, contact a professional.
5. Consider Increasing Your Insulation and Weatherproofing
In some cases, some areas may be cold because your home doesn't have enough insulation or other elements to keep out the cold air. To remedy this issue, you can add weather stripping around doors, recaulk windows, and fill drafty holes in walls. You may also want to add insulation to attics or basements as needed.
6. Service Your Furnace
Finally, consider having someone look at your furnace on a regular basis. They can change the filters and ensure everything else is working properly.
For more information, consult with a furnace repair service in your area today.