Curbing Temperature Swings Throughout Your Home
It’s frustrating when you walk through your Tallahassee, Florida, home and some rooms are much hotter or colder than the rest of the house. Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy fix to get the temperature stabilized throughout your home.
Registers and Vents
If your registers or air vents are closed throughout your house, the air won’t circulate through the rooms as they should. If the temperature seems off, double-check the registers. Even if you’ve opened or fixed them recently, it’s easy for a child or pet to close the register accidentally.
Make sure you also find all the registers in each room. Every once in a while registers get covered by carpet, wallpaper, or furniture on accident or because people don’t understand the importance. All your registers should be open and not obstructed by anything to maintain proper air flow.
Direct Sunlight or Shade
When the sun hits your home directly, it warms up that room through radiating heat and the windows. Conversely, rooms located in the shade won’t get as hot during the day. Planting shade trees on the side of the house that gets unusually hot is one way to combat the issue. If that’s not an option, keeping the blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day will help curb excess heat in those rooms.
Insulation makes a big difference in the temperature of your house. If you have a room that is connected to a crawl space, or that just isn’t insulated well, that room will get much colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. Cranking the thermostat will only drive up your bills, and likely won’t make a big difference in that room. Have the insulation checked and improved in those places to help prevent temperature swings throughout your home.
If you have temperature inconsistencies in your home, we are here to help. Contact Central Heating Consultants at 850-270-4352 to schedule an appointment with an experienced professional today.
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