What To Do If One Of Your Rooms Isn't Being Heated By Your Furnace


If your home's furnace isn't heating one of your rooms as well as the rest of the house, then you have a mystery to solve. When one room is not being heated evenly, there is always a problem, because your furnace is designed to heat your entire home equally. To determine what the problem is with your home's furnace, use this simple troubleshooting procedure:

Step 1: Feel the Airflow Coming Out of the Vents

The first step to determine why one room isn't as warm as it should be is to check the airflow coming out of the vents in each room of your home. Turn on the furnace and walk into each room and place your hand on the register. Feel both of the temperature and the amount of air that is coming out.

If the airflow is lower in your cold room, then there is likely a leak in your HVAC system's ductwork. This will also cause the air to be colder than it is coming into the other rooms.

Step 2: Check the Furnace Filter

If the airflow feels low in all of your HVAC system's vents, then your furnace filter might be clogged. Open up the furnace and pull out the filter. If it looks dirty or is covered in pet hair, then it needs to be replaced. 

Step 3: Check the Crawlspace and Attic Ductwork for Leaks

If the airflow is too low or the air is cold in your colder room, then you should suspect that the ductwork in your attic or crawlspace has come apart or has a hole in it. If this is the case, then you need to go into the crawlspace or attic and trace the ductwork to find the problem area. When you find the issue, tape the ducts back together using duct tape. 

Step 4: Have Your Furnace Professionally Serviced

Finally, if you have patched any holes in your HVAC system's ductwork and changed the furnace filter but your room is still too cold compared to the rest of the house, then you should have your system serviced. A licensed HVAC technician will come to your home and inspect the entire HVAC system for you. If your colder room is located far from your furnace's location, then the blower motor may need to be replaced with one that is stronger to push the air out farther. 

For more information, talk with an HVAC technician or visit websites like http://robinsonheatingandcooling.com/.


15 March 2017

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.