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Cold Spots: Why Is My House Heating Unevenly?

You are running your heater, relaxing on the couch on a cold winter night. All is well. Then you get up to go to the bathroom, only to find that it is substantially cooler than the living room was. What can cause a cold spot like this to develop?

There are a number of different reasons as to why your home may not heat evenly. Regardless of the cause, you need to have the problem resolved if you hope to live in the comfort that you deserve. Review the following information, and contact us to enjoy better heating in Washington, D.C.

Improper Sizing

One of the biggest problems that could result in uneven heating is an improperly sized heater. If your heater is just too small to successfully heat your entire home, there is really no way in which to fix the situation without replacing the heater. This is just one of the reasons why ensuring that your heater is appropriately sized before it is installed is so important.

Ductwork Problems

If you use a forced-air heating system, then you have air ducts to distribute heated air throughout your home. Any problems with that ductwork will have serious implications for the overall quality with which your heater operates. Leaky air ducts, poorly insulated ductwork, and even a badly designed air duct system can all lead to uneven temperatures throughout the house.

Insufficient Insulation

The insulation on your ductwork is important, but so is the insulation in your walls, above your ceilings, etc. If there is any spot in your home that should be insulated but is not, or if the insulation in that area has too low an R-value, it may not be as comfortable as other areas. It may also be dragging down the efficiency of your heating system.

Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is here to handle your heating needs.

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