One of the most common reasons that a heater may not heat the space its intended for as well as it should from the get-go is due to improper sizing upon installation. If you inherited your current Peachtree City, GA heating system with your home and notice this problem, then chances are you need to upgrade your system to one that is appropriately sized and fitted for your specific home and needs.
Of course, this is not the only reason your heater may be working inefficiently. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when determining the efficiency of any of your home comfort appliances, and there are a few reasons that your heater might not be heating your home evenly. We’ve covered this below, and offered some suggestions on just how to achieve the even heating that you and your family deserve all winter long.
Check that Vents Are Unobstructed
This is one of the most common reasons a home receives uneven heating. If you’re using a forced air system such as a furnace, which blows air from vents, then the problem could be with the vents themselves and not your overall heating system.
Check first to make sure that they are all open, particularly in the rooms that don’t seem to be receiving as much heat as they should. Once you’ve checked that their open, ensure that no furniture has been moved to block their airflow. Even if objects aren’t right up against the vents, if they’re 2 feet or less away from the front of the vent, they can restrict the heat that you feel coming from them.
Ensure Your Ducts Are in Good Shape
Damaged ductwork is another reason for uneven heating. Let’s say there is even the tiniest breach in your ductwork. If heated air is escaping through the ducts into unused spaces such as your attic or crawlspace, then there is no way it can possibly reach the rooms the heat is intended for. It’s a waste of energy and money.
If you believe this may be the problem, then it’s time to consider scheduling duct repairs. Remember, dirty ductwork can restrict airflow too—not necessarily reducing the temperature of the air but restricting it enough that you don’t feel the full effects from your furnace that you should.
Invest in a Zone Control System
A zone control system solves this problem at the core—your existing furnace can be equipped with various dampers to allow precise temperature control in various areas of your home so that you can use it in occupied rooms and leave it off in rooms that aren’t currently in use. Of course, you must have a properly sized furnace to begin with, and it’s important to have a zone control system professionally installed and serviced.
Poor Insulation Can Cause Poor Heating
Your heating efficiency can certainly impact your furnace’s heating capability. Insulation keeps the warm air in, so if sections of your home are not properly insulated, you’ll lose heat. Therefore, you may notice that your home is not heating as evenly as it should.
You can contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC 7 days a week for a personalized response to your needs. If we don’t have the answer, we will find it for you!