Although the fall months are ideal in terms of temperature, Arizona weather can turn downright chilly in the winter. Each year there always are at least a few cold snaps that warrant flipping your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting. Ideally, your heater should consistently warm every room of your home. Yet, this isn’t always the case if you’re struggling with an HVAC system that delivers unbalanced heat.
If you struggle with one or two rooms that always seem chilly regardless of the temperature you set your thermostat, it’s time to determine what is causing your system’s unbalanced heat distribution.
If you’re still using that decades old thermostat, it may not be able to effectively monitor the temperature in a far bedroom or bathroom. Setting the thermostat to compensate for temperature and distance is one solution to this problem, but it will cost you with increased energy consumption. A wiser choice is to update your system with a smart thermostat which can effectively regulate temperatures throughout different zones of your home. Call Bruce’s today to speak with an expert who can share with you the many benefits of making this simple upgrade to your system.
It Could Be the Ducts
After heat is generated by your furnace or heat pump, it’s delivered via your duct system. If ducts are leaky, hot air will escape into your attic space or behind walls, wasting valuable energy. And, if your ductwork is improperly sized or was never installed correctly, you’ll also experience temperature variation issues – especially in the rooms that are the furthest away from the heat source. If you haven’t had your duct system inspected, it can be well worth the effort to do so.
A Failing System
Is your heating system as old as your home? Houses built in the early 1980s or earlier often have the original furnace, but they can be highly inefficient. It may be time to consider replacing your unit with an energy efficient heat pump or an EPA certified Energy Star furnace. Home heating technology has improved over the last several decades, and problems with unbalanced heat can be solved with a new system.
Why continue to struggle with uneven heat? Call the experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today to solve the problem.