Why are Some Rooms in My Home Colder than Others?
As another winter comes to the greater MetroWest area, Massachusetts residents continue to struggle to maintain comfortable home temperatures. One common problem is consistency. Do you ever wonder why some rooms in your house are colder than others? How can you be freezing in the bedroom but roast in the bathroom?
The uneven temperatures could result from furnace problems. It could be a malfunction or your furnace could be an older model, struggling to keep up. An inspection by the licensed professionals at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can pinpoint any technical issues. We specialize in the repair and installation of the latest high efficiency furnaces including Carrier.
On the other hand, the problem could also be caused by the design of your home. If it’s two stories high, the second floor is often hotter than the first due to rising warm air. Trying to tweak to thermostat enough to make one floor comfortable can mean you’re out of luck in the other.
Zoned HVAC system
There is an economical solution to ensuring consistent comfort in your home. Instead of replacing the furnace, you can have a certified technician install a zoned HVAC system. This will not only eliminate hot and cold spots, but it will increase the efficiency of your heating system.
A zoned system heats those rooms that need it but not those that don’t. This can mean lower energy bills as your heating system isn’t trying to warm a room that is already at a comfortable temperature.
How it works
The secret to designing an efficient zoned HVAC system is the installation of a series of dampers in the ductwork that open and close. They are controlled by separate thermostats in the rooms that are zoned together. For example, you could group the bedrooms in home your together. Once the thermostat in that zone hits the preset temperature, the damper for that section closes while other zones in the house continue to receive warm air.
By reducing the demand on your heating system, you can minimize wear. Along with regular HVAC system maintenance, this will help keep it running at full efficiency for years to come.
If you want to discuss the advantages of zoned HVAC or need help with your heating system, contact Nicholson today at 508-881-1500. We proudly offer discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.