Dealing With Hot And Cold Spots In Your Home

There is nothing worse than trying to get comfortable at home and not being able to because of the temperature. What's even more frustrating is when the kitchen is the perfect temperature and the living room is too cold. There are some things you can do to change the consistency of the temperature in your home.

What Causes Hot and Cold Spots

The main cause of a difference in temperature is the thermostat. Sometimes it doesn't know that it's too hot in the bedroom because it's reading the temperature in the living room. When it reads that it's cool in the living room it cranks up the heat even though it is hot in your bedroom. This is one of the many reasons it's colder or hotter upstairs than it is downstairs. You also could have a window or door that is not completely sealed off that is allowing cool or hot air to flow through the room.

What Can You Do About It?

There are a few things that professionals can do to help you get a consistent temperature back in your house. They can come in and install dampers inside of your ducts. This will make it more even throughout the house, and they can set up hot and cold zones in your house by installing additional thermostats.

Is It a Draft? 

If you are dealing with a draft, then there are some ways you can fix this as well. The more expensive way is to buy new windows or doors and install them on your home to fix the leaks. A less expensive way to deal with a draft is to buy weather stripping and line the windows and doors to keep the draft from coming in.

Closing The Vents

You shouldn't close the vents in your house to change the temperature. The reason is because closing the vent increases pressure and this can damage your AC and heating system over time and make it stop working as well.  It will stop air from getting into the room but it won't stop the thermostat from trying to push air into the room. If you are dealing with hot and cold spots in your house, then you might try some of these options.

If you feel as though you have tried everything and still had no luck getting rid of the hot and cold spots, there is nothing wrong with reaching out to a professional for help. Contact a business, such as Winters Heating Cooling & Indoor Air Quality, for more information.   


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