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Why Are Certain Areas in My Home Colder Than Others?

When you run your heating system during the coldest time of the year, you rightfully expect that system to heat your entire home evenly and effectively. A broken down heater is a very frustrating situation, but walking from one room to another, only to find that there is a big difference in temperature, isn’t all that much better. If your heater in Williamsburg, VA is not able to heat your home sufficiently throughout, there are a number of potential factors at play. Consider the following information, and be sure to hire our technicians when you decide to take action.

Damaged Ductwork or Hydronic Tubing

If you use a ducted, forced-air distribution system with your heater, then the problem with uneven temperatures may be the result of damaged ductwork. Perhaps your air ducts are torn or leaking. It’s possible that they are not properly sealed, as well. Regardless, the result is the same: heated air leaks out. When this happens, it winds up in places where it’s not needed, and cold spots develop. If you use a hydronic heating system with a boiler, you may have a leak in the hydronic tubing system. This is very problematic, as you are not only wasting energy and water, but are also at serious risk of water damage in your home. Fortunately, such issues are uncommon.

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation works year round in order to slow the transfer of heat into and out of your home. If you don’t have enough insulation in an area of your home, if the insulation has degraded, or if it is not of the right R-value, then there is no way in which you can hope to heat your home evenly, or efficiently, for that matter. Don’t let subpar insulation leave you out in the cold this winter.

Improper Sizing

If you have always had cold spots throughout your home, the cold, hard truth is that your heater may just not be of the right size for your house. It may be too small and incapable of generating enough heat. It may also be too large, short-cycling frequently and disrupting the distribution of heat throughout your home. In such instances, a replacement is really the only course of action.

Call House Call Company for top quality heating services.

 

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