Temperature Problem
Is Your Home’s Temperature Inconsistent? Check for These 5 Problems

February 26, 2019

Have you noticed temperature inconsistencies around your home in Neptune Beach, Florida? Instead of fighting with the thermostat to get comfortable, check for these five problems that could be the cause of your concerns:

Poor Insulation

If the insulation in your home is old or has become damaged, it can cause conditioned air to escape. This can cause your HVAC system to work harder to heat and cool your home. As a result, you’ll experience higher energy bills and more frequent breakdowns.

Leaky Ductwork

Cracks or leaks in your ductwork can cause conditioned air flowing through it to leak out before it reaches your living spaces. In cases where the ductwork has suffered major damage, you may be completely eliminating airflow to specific rooms, making them hotter or colder than others.

Window Locations

The inconsistent temperatures around your home could be due to rooms with multiple windows or areas that get more of the warming effects of the sun. If this is the case, consider:

  • Installing more energy-efficient windows
  • Adding blinds to windows that get more sunlight
  • Installing a multi-zone HVAC system

Improperly Sized HVAC System

When your home has an HVAC unit or ductwork that’s too large or small for it, you might not be getting the proper airflow. This can affect the balance of the heating and cooling in your rooms. If the unit is too large for your home, it can constantly cycle. A unit that’s too small will run constantly, but it’ll often fail to achieve the desired temperature. As a result, you won’t feel comfortable yet pay higher energy costs.

Dirty Ductwork

Dirt, debris, pollen, and pet dander can build up in the components or your HVAC system and in your ductwork. As a result, this can reduce the airflow to certain rooms and cause uneven temperatures throughout the home. It can also worsen indoor air quality.

If you’re experiencing temperature inconsistencies in your home, contact Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating at (904) 574-5619 today. An HVAC specialist can determine your problem and provide you with the best options for a resolution.

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