Why are the rooms in my house different temperatures?

Everyone knows what it’s like to have that one room that is colder than all the others. Whether it is at home, school, or even work, we have all experienced this. In the hot summer’s this may be a nice escape or even your favorite place to hang out; it’s during those infamous Minnesota winters when the problems arise.

Because no one wants to put on snow pants to watch TV in their living room, here are some solutions to getting those cold rooms warmer and keeping your house at a constant temperature all throughout.

  • Make sure all windows and doors are closed completely (this includes
    sealing any air leaks).
  • Change furnace filter, a dirty one will weaken air flow
  • Vacuum out heating ducts with high power vacuum.
  • Add supplemental duct or register to your home, you could have wrong duct
    sizing or design
  • Keep heat registers fully opened and uncovered

As one would expect, there are also ways to help keep rooms with high temperatures cooler. Here are some quick fixes for rooms that tend to be too warm:

  • Close the blinds. Not allowing the sun’s heat to enter your house is one easy way to keep the temperature down.
  • Turn off or lessen the use of appliances that generate heat. Both TV’s and computers radiate heat.
  • Clean your A/C’s air filter every month during the summer season. Dust build up reduces efficiency more quickly than you would think.
  • Keep doors to rooms open throughout the day to provide adequate air circulation.

If you’re still having issues with your indoor air quality make sure that you get in touch with Metro Heating & Cooling by calling us on 651-294-7798.