If you have noticed that there are certain spots in your home which feel particularly hot or cold, you are not alone. You’re also not going crazy or sensing a ghost. There are several factors which can make your home feel hotter or colder in certain areas, including how many windows there are in your house and how much sun they get, how much insulation you have and what quality it is, when your home was built and other general layout factors. Fortunately, there are also several things you can do to reduce the amount of hot and cold spots in your house, or at least make them less noticeable.
The best ways to avoid hot and cold spots are:
- Make Sure You’re Not Blocking Any Vents: Sometimes, a room feels cold just because the vent where the heat comes out is blocked. Check your furniture, and move it away from vents if you find this is the case.
- Check for Drafts: It’s possible that the reason you’re cold all the time is because your windows or doors aren’t properly sealed. This escaping air also drives up energy costs, so make sure to seal these opening as best you can for your personal comfort and the comfort of your wallet.
- Check Your Insulation: Although you may not think about it very often since you don’t see it, your insulation is perhaps the most important part of keeping your home warm. While California is known for milder temperatures, it is still a good idea to have a professional do an evaluation to find out how much and what kind of material your home is working with, if any.
- Invest in Good Thermostats: As simple as this may sound, multiple thermostats go a long way in zoning your house to be as warm or as cool as you want it to be. Invest in good ones that can control dampers and adjust different temperatures in different rooms, and you should be able to customize your heating and cooling experience and save money on energy costs in the long-run as well.
- Fix Your Ducts: Although duct cleaning and repair may seem like a last resort for controlling indoor temperatures, it can actually help your home a lot. A professional HVAC technician will be able to clean your system thoroughly, and get rid of anything that is restricting air flow.
- Fix Your Furnace: Similar to getting your ducts serviced, furnace repair, replacement, and maintenance may not be what you want to do, but if your home is always drafty it is better to deal with the problem now than waiting and spending more money in the future.
From ducts to furnaces and beyond, All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical has got you covered for all indoor climate control needs. Our San Bernardino plumbing and HVAC experts provide a number of heating and air conditioning services, designed to maximize comfort and cost-efficiency.
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