Is your living room always the perfect temperature, yet your bedroom is too hot or too cold? Temperature fluctuations in your home can be a sign there is an issue with your air conditioning or heating system. Air temperature issues not only affect the comfort of your home but also could be costing you a fortune in energy costs. Here are a few of the common causes of temperature changes between rooms in your home and what can be done to fix the problem.
If you have doors, windows or other openings in your home that are poorly insulated or have gaps around their exterior, this can cause temperature changes in your home. Older windows with poor insulation could also be contributing to temperature issues. Replacing or sealing old windows and door exteriors in rooms that lose heat or cool air may remedy the issue.
In some cases, cool and hot air is not being circulated properly to other rooms of your home due to leaks or blockages in your ducts. Also, air from outside could be leaking into your ducts causing certain rooms to be poorly regulated.
Check Your Vents
The air temperature issue could be as simple as a vent being covered in a room blocking the temperature-controlled air from circulating into the room. Check to make sure all your vents are clear from obstructions.
Dampers Stuck Open or Closed
The dampers in your air system help regulate where the cooled or heated air travels. If one room is consistently experiencing temperature issues compared to the rest of your home, the damper may be stuck in the closed or open position for that room.
Depending on the system in your home, temperature issues could be caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. If the thermostat is incorrectly reading the temperature in certain rooms, it could be the source of your problem.
Regardless of the cause of your temperature control issue, it is undoubtedly costing you money on your utility bills. Issues like air leakage from outside your windows, doors, or duct system, along with poor air circulation due to blockage could be causing your air conditioning system to expend more energy than necessary to cool or heat your home. If the problem is your ducts, dampers, or thermostat, resolution may only require a quick fix to get your system working efficiently again.
Temperature fluctuations in your home could be costing you a small fortune in energy bills. Let our experienced team at Aramendia Heating, Plumbing and Air help you find the problem and get it resolved. We have over two decades of experience repairing and installing efficient heating and cooling systems for our San Antonio area customers. Call today to schedule an inspection for your AC system with our team and let us help you get temperature balance back in your home and reduce your energy costs.