Whether you heat your home with a gas, oil or electric furnace or with a heat pump, you expect the results to be consistent. Every part of the residence should be warm, and it should be warm consistently, with no cold spots.
Uneven heating is one of many signs that something is wrong with either your heating system or the vents that deliver warm air throughout your space. Consider these steps when addressing uneven heating.
Replace the Filter and Check the Vents
Hopefully, the problem is nothing more than a clogged air filter inhibiting airflow and diminishing the warmth in certain rooms. Filters should be replaced every three months on average, and it’s a cheap fix that any homeowner is capable of. During a routine maintenance visit, this is done for you.
If the filter is fine, then check the air vents and registers. Where a room has cold spots, you may find that the vent leading to it has a leak or that the register is physically obstructed by furniture or something else.
How Old Is Your Heating System?
The older a heater is, the more inefficient it becomes, and this can cause cold spots. Check its age. Heat pumps can last 10 to 15 years, while furnaces may go up to 20 years. In addition, consider how many times you’ve repaired it recently and whether a replacement would actually save you money in the long run.
Consider the Heater’s Size
Some homeowners have a room addition built and think that their current heater won’t have a problem with it. They would be wrong. Furnaces and heat pumps are built for a specific size of property. If the equipment is too small, or if the vents are too small, you’ll get poor heating and restricted airflow.
Fully Licensed and Insured Technicians
At Baker Heating & Cooling, we perform outstanding furnace and heat pump repairs and replacements throughout Surprise, AZ. If you simply need a yearly tune-up, that’s fine by us as well. We also offer AC and indoor air quality services. For a consultation, give us a call today.