There aren't many things more frustrating than an air conditioning that refuses to run. A hot, muggy home can make your space incredibly uncomfortable, which is why I have always focused on maintaining my air conditioning system. Unfortunately, I still run into problems from time to time and I am sure that all of you do, which is one of the reasons I decided to build this website. Check out these posts for more information about keeping your system working beautifully, even if you aren't naturally good at fixing things. You never know, making the right changes could dramatically improve your summertime experience.
If your home seems like it can't make up its mind about what temperature it wants to be when you turn on the heater, you need to take some action. It's not unusual for rooms to vary by a few degrees, but if one bedroom is freezing and one bedroom is blazing hot, something's up, most likely with the heating system. This can be fixed, however. If you're dealing with several different temperatures in one house when the heater is on, take a look at these issues to see which might be the most likely cause.
Check Windows and Vents, as Well as Lightbulbs and Computers
While the heater system itself is most likely to blame in many cases, you'll often find that the temperature in a room varies greatly from that in another because of a more mundane reason: Someone left the window open. So all this hot air coming out of the vent has simply been blowing outside, making that room seem colder than others. Another potential reason is the vent itself was closed, making it much harder for hot air to enter the room and warm it up.
If the room is too hot, check the lamps; if your family is full of incandescent bulb aficionadoes, and people are using long-stored incandescent bulbs, those give off a lot of heat. Computers, too, can radiate a lot of heat, making the room seem a lot warmer than the others in the house.
Re-evaluate System Size
If nothing like windows, vents, lamps, or computers are to blame, check the system size. Your home might have a heating system that's too big for the home, meaning it's too powerful and thus will heat things up so quickly that part of the house will get very warm, very fast, while other parts stay cold because they haven't had a chance to warm up before the system shuts off. A system that's too small will have trouble adequately heating all of the house.
Balance the System
Within the heater and its duct system could be dampers and valves that are positioned incorrectly or that themselves are the wrong size. Have heating contractors come in and re-balance the system so that air flow from the heater is more balanced between rooms.
Finally, if your home has several sections used by different people, different floors, and so on, try zoning if your home isn't zoned already. Zoning divides your home and assigns different floors or sections to different thermostats. That allows people to better customize what they need in terms of heat.
Contact heating contractors, like Thermotech Inc, for more information. It is possible to make the rooms in your home have more level temperatures, so don't give up!