Tips for Even Heating

Many homeowners have the issue of uneven heating. Certain parts of the home are warm and comfortable, and other parts never reach the temperatures your thermostat is set at. This common issues can be attributed to a few different factors.

Regardless of all other improvements you may make, a furnace or heat pump that is insufficient for the size of your home will not keep all areas of your home warm. In our climate, you will likely need a unit rated for 45-55 Btu’s per square foot to sufficiently keep your home warm. If your furnace is too small for your home size, it will struggle to keep the home warm, resulting in cold spots. A system that is too large can also cause problems by heating the home too rapidly and not allowing all of the warm air to disperse properly, resulting in the system turning off prematurely. An HVAC professional can help you determine the ideal solution for your home.

Your ductwork plays an important role in the quality of air you enjoy in your home. When the layout of a home’s ductwork is designed, if the flow of air is not properly assessed you may have dead spaces in the ducts where the air sits instead of flowing into the appropriate room. There should also be an appropriate number of registers in each room, depending on the size of the room. If the ductwork layout was poorly designed, it’s likely that your furnace is working hard to warm your home, but the air is not being delivered into the living spaces.

Is your home properly insulated? If your walls aren’t insulated, there is empty space between the inner and outer surfaces where the heat in your home can escape through. Heat can also escape through spaces as small as your outlets. Your attic should also be insulated to prevent the loss of heat in the winter. Window and doors if not properly sealed will easily let heat escape and let the cold air in. Caulking can be used to seal windows and weatherstripping can be used to seal doors.

If you are in need of an evaluation due to uneven heating or Parker furnace repair, the experts at Matlock are here for you. Contact us today!


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