Dealing With Furnace Problems

Dealing With Furnace Problems

Warm In Part Of Your House And Cold In Other Parts? 2 Things That Can Cause This And What You Can Do

by Eliza Chapman

If part of your home feels warm and other areas feel cold, then there are many things that can cause this to happen, two of which are listed below. There is also information below about what you can do to even out the temperature in your home.

Ducts Leaking

One common cause of having unsteady temperatures in your home is having leaks in your duct system. Hire an HVAC contractor to check the ducts. The ductwork is generally found in a basement, in an attic, or in a crawlspace. If the contractor finds a few leaks, they can use a special type of tape to close the leaks so your air will go back to normal. If the contractor finds a lot of leaks or ripped ductwork, they will tell you all the ductwork should be replaced. 

This is a good time to ask the contractor to make sure the ductwork is clean if you plan to keep it. You never know if there is any type of mold or mildew in the ductwork. This can be caused by water that may have leaked that you were not aware of. If there is mold and mildew, the spores will get inside your home through your vent registers when your AC unit is running. The contractor can clean inside the ductwork. 

Insulation Problems

Another thing that can cause this to happen is to have more insulation in one area in your home and less insulation in another. This is common if you remodeled and added a few rooms. You may have not put enough insulation in the new areas. The contractor may do this for you or hire someone else.

A contractor has different ways they can check how much insulation is in walls without causing a lot of damage. The contractor will look at your walls for areas that may already have a hole. This could be behind cover switch plates for your lights or outlets. If there is an electrical box installed in the area, the contractor can look behind it in many cases. They may even choose to take the electrical box out completely to look behind it. If they cannot find any areas, they will have to remove part of a wall to see how much insulation is installed. 

The air conditioning repair contractor can tell you of other problems that can cause uneven air inside your home.


About Me

Dealing With Furnace Problems

A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.