Why Are the Rooms in My House Different Temperatures?

Why Are the Rooms in My House Different Temperatures?

We’ve all had that fight. It’s boiling in one room, but an icebox in the other. One person wants the temperature up when the other needs it down. There is no middle ground, no compromise; only passive aggressively changing the thermostat settings while your roommate/sibling/spouse isn’t looking. But what causes this crazy conundrum? Is your AC broken? Does it need to be cleaned? Have ghosts haunted a single room in your home, leaving it colder than the rest? Don’t call for an exorcism just yet. If going from one room to another feels like traveling from the Bahamas to the arctic, it might be one of these common causes.

Home’s Layout

Not all heating and cooling problems are your AC’s fault! Sometimes, the way your home is laid out can cause improper cooling. Some issues with your home that may cause a temperature imbalance include:

  • Multi-level homes: If your home has a single thermostat, and multiple levels, then chances are you’ll experience some improper cooling. Since heat rises, the hot air will go to the rooms upstairs. With only one thermostat, your AC has no clue about the temperature difference, and stops cooling whenever downstairs is cooled, leaving upstairs stifling.
  • Room Placement: If a room is closer to the condenser unit, it will get colder, faster. This means that while one room may be nice and cool, the AC hasn’t had a chance to cool the rest of the house yet, causing some temperature inconsistency.
  • East Facing Rooms: Some rooms may just get more sun than others. Rooms facing the east tend to be warmer than other is the morning, as they get the most sun.

AC Issues

Some of the most common AC problems may be causing your temperature feuds. Inconsistent temperatures may be caused by one of these air conditioning issues:

  • Insulation: Poor insulation in part of your home can lead to some areas of the house being hotter than others.
  • Air Flow: If parts of your air ducts are bent, leaking or holey, then air might not be delivering to all parts of your home. This leaves the rooms with insufficient airflow warmer than the others.
  • Return Air: The return air vent is where your AC pulls out the warm air from your home to make room for the cool air. Many homes simply to not have enough return air vent in their home, meaning that not all the warm air is being pulled out.

Stop the Thermostat Wars! Climate Design Can Heat or Cool Any Room That Has Insufficient Air Flow

It’s time to end the fight for the thermostat! Give Climate Design a call today. Our experienced technicians can get your entire home comfortable, and end the battle for the thermostat. So don’t wait, call Climate Design and get custom comfort the way you want it, all year round.

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