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Why Are Rooms in My House Warmer or Colder Than Others?

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Your bedroom is the perfect temperature, but the living room is doing its best impression of the Arctic Circle. You want a perfectly balanced climate in your house, but when you run into a room warmer or colder than others, it might point to a problem with your air conditioning.

Check Your Ducts

The HVAC system faces a challenge in your home. If you want to avoid a room being colder than others or other temperature problems, you have to get the right amount of air going to each vent. This might sound simple until you realize how hard it is to keep the rooms closest to the unit and those farthest away in sync.
Your air ducts play a critical role in this process, so any problems in this area could throw off your home’s heating or cooling. Damage to any part of this system, an incorrectly routed system, and a lack of dampers can all cause issues with the regulation of the temperature in your home.

How to Regulate Room Temperature

Fixing some of these problems requires an HVAC professional to make adjustments to your home’s duct work, but you have a few things you can try before calling a professional. Go through your house and open all the registers to see if that fixes the problem. Your system is balanced based on these vents staying open, so you could throw things off if you close a lot of them. While you’re doing this, close all the windows and ensure they have proper weather stripping.
Switch out your air filter with a new one, especially if it’s been over a month since your last change. As you walk around the house, check on your air returns. Are they blocked or in a room with a closed door?

Contact an HVAC Professional

If these fixes don’t work, there are a variety of HVAC services that can help you keep your house temperatures regulated. Do you have a large home? You may need a multiple-zone system so you can keep all your rooms comfortable without straining the system’s capabilities. In some cases, you may have an HVAC setup that is too big or small for your house size or one with poor air flow. Get in touch with Stan’s experienced heating and cooling specialists to learn about your options.