Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

November 8, 2019

Uneven heating is among the most common problems homeowners face in wintertime, and it can often be quite difficult to diagnose the underlying issue without professional assistance. In order to help you understand what is happening, let us consider some of the more common causes.

Oversized or Undersized System

Morris Heating & Cooling in Marion has provided a full range of heating services to this area for more than 20 years. When a customer experiences uneven heating, a system that has been improperly sized for the home may be the worst-case scenario because replacement is the only fix for the underlying cause.

Air Handler

A similar scenario is an air handler not calibrated properly for the home. Replacement is not required in this case since a technician can adjust the RPM to achieve the required pressure.

Unoptimized Ductwork

Fortunately, the cause of most balancing issues lies elsewhere, such as the ductwork. A duct system can be undersized or have a suboptimal configuration. There can be leakage or, in one of the better cases, it may just be necessary to adjust the dampers to ensure optimal airflow.

Closed Registers

Homeowners sometimes inadvertently cause uneven cooling by closing registers in unused rooms. Doing so may be fine if you have a variable-speed air handler. Fixed-speed blowers are still more prevalent, however, and closing registers in rooms actually disrupts the balance of the system.

Room-Based Problems

Sometimes when a room is too cold, it is due to an issue in that room rather than a systemic problem. A drafty window or door can put undue stress on the entire system, but it will be felt most in the room where the problem exists. Cracks and a lack of insulation are other reasons a room can be colder.

Year-Round Comfort

Morris Heating & Cooling in Marion is the local company you can depend on to help you stay comfortable year-round. In addition to heating services, we install, maintain and repair all manner of home cooling equipment. Call us at your earliest convenience to learn more about the products and services we offer.