Nothing is worse than constantly changing the thermostat to accommodate temperature fluctuation. Not only is changing the temperature costly, but it also overworks and shortens the life of your HVAC system. Rooms that differ in temperature throughout a house require your HVAC system to run continually, increasing your power bill. At Coastal Home Service, we provide solutions to home insulation and HVAC issues. Our NATE certified HVAC technicians will be more than happy to help you diagnose and solve your HVAC problems. Read on below to learn about some ways to fix temperature changes in rooms before changing your thermostat.
Why is the temperature hotter or colder in different rooms?
It seems like every home has that one room that is always hotter or colder than the rest. The most common cause of this issue is inadequate insulation. Insulation is a game-changer in keeping your power bill low and conditioned air inside the house. It keeps the house cold throughout the summer and warm throughout the winter. Sometimes a few rooms in the house aren’t insulated as well as others, resulting in a temperature difference. The house’s orientation also plays a significant role in your house’s ability to keep the temperature equal throughout each room. Rooms that have more windows with direct sunlight tend to stay warmer than places in the shade. Houses in wooded areas or homes with few windows remain colder.
The location of your home’s HVAC unit also presents a role in temperature fluctuation. The rooms that are further away from the HVAC do not cool or heat as well as the rooms closer. Sometimes you find that the lack of temperature equality between rooms is a result of all three problems. A poorly insulated home in a shaded area will have a more challenging time maintaining heat in the places furthest away from the HVAC unit.
How do I control the temperature in individual rooms?
Before you decide to sell your house or install new insulation, learn about how to control your home’s room temperature. For the sunny rooms that always remain hot, install window drapes or blinds. We recommend blackout curtains because they block cold air from penetrating through the windows and absorb heat, making sure your room temperature does not fluctuate. Sealing the windows and doors provides another solution for maintaining room temperature. Older homes, in particular, lose their weatherstripping due to deterioration. By adding caulk, a waterproof sealant, to your windows and door weatherstrips, warm and cold air won’t be able to escape the room as easily.
New smart thermostats regulate temperature separately in each room, providing a temperature solution for those looking to spend more. Most of these products, such as the Nest Thermostat, are attached to hot water radiators and use Wi-Fi to control your home’s temperature. An app is used, which allows you to set timers for temperature change in each room, and it lets you know the individual temperature. We also recommend using ceiling fans as a quick solution to air maintenance. These fans increase air movement, making stuffy rooms feel cool. Sometimes increasing airflow can make a huge difference and help even out the temperature in your home. In some cases it can be the case that your heating or air conditioning system needs to be replaced. If this is the case, Coastal Home Services can help you install a new, more efficient, HVAC system at a great price. We can also help you install mini split units that allow you to keep each room in your home a different temperature. This works great for families who can’t come to an agreement on a temperature for the house.
Contact Coastal Home Services to solve all of your HVAC problems
Remember, if your house changes temperatures in individual rooms, it can be fixed. At Coast Home Services, we are dedicated to solving your home issues. Our team of passionate employees will assess your temperature problems and give you an honest answer and solution. Contact us today over the phone or using the online contact form below. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.