When the worst of the winter weather settles in here in Virginia, you want your heater to run reliably. Running reliably isn’t really enough for true comfort, though. Your system must work at peak performance levels in all regards, and that includes the distribution of heat throughout your home.
If your house is not heating up evenly, there are a few different issues that could be to blame. The best thing to do is to call in our heating professionals to evaluate the situation. We’ll get to the bottom of your uneven heating in Portsmouth, VA.
It May Not Be Your Heater’s Fault!
Yes, there are plenty of problems that originate with the heater that could account for uneven heating. This is not always the case, however. Sometimes, it’s your home’s performance to blame.
Your home should be thought of as a system. Like any other system, it has multiple components at work. If any of those components are compromised, they will negatively affect the overall performance of your home.
Air leaks are among the most common of these problems. If your home’s thermal envelope is leaking, then heat may be getting out through gaps in windows, door frames, and other problem spots. We offer air sealing services that can resolve such problems.
Of course, some level of natural ventilation is necessary. The key is to keep heat transfer under control. If you don’t have enough insulation in your home, or if your insulation is not of an adequate R-value, then you won’t be able to successfully manage your heat transfer. Let us evaluate your insulation, installing more or replacing existing insulation as needed.
Finally, remember that your furnace or heat pump may be functioning just fine, but the air that it heats may not be distributed effectively. This could also lead to uneven heating. If your air ducts are leaking, professional duct sealing can help to resolve the problem.
Schedule your home performance and heating services with the professionals at House Call Company. Contact us and see how we can make you smile.