Keep the Balance!
How to Keep the Temperature Consistent from Room to Room
Dealing with inconsistent temperatures throughout your Monrovia home is not only going to affect your family’s comfort, but it could also be a sign that there are problems with your HVAC system or insulation. If you have recently noticed temperature fluctuations when walking through your house, then read ahead for a few tips on how you can fix these issues for good.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
No matter how new or efficient your home might be, a second-rate thermostat can cause some serious temperature problems. The first thing that you should do is schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician to have the thermostat’s accuracy tested.
In some cases, minor adjustments could solve your heating and cooling problems. If your thermostat is accurate and you are still having problems, then it might be time to upgrade to a new thermostat.
Insulate Your Doors and Windows
One of the most common reasons that different rooms are at different temperatures is because of the doors and windows. Even the direction of your doors and windows will affect the efficiency and insulation of each room.
One easy way to limit heat transfer through doors and windows is to inspect them periodically for any cracks or other forms of damage. Weatherstripping generally needs to be replaced every few months, and thin cracks can develop after just a few storms. For those who don’t mind investing a little money, plastic window covers are completely invisible and will further insulate the room.
Have Your HVAC System Inspected
Monrovia homeowners who have not had their HVAC system inspected within the past year should consider scheduling a service call as soon as possible. During a service call, your HVAC technician will be able to check for all of the most common zoning problems that could be affecting the temperature in each room. For some families, these issues are nothing more than a closed off vent or clogged air filter that needs to be replaced.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
Many families go for years without touching the settings on their ceiling fan. The default setting on most fans will spin the blades counterclockwise.
This will push the cool air down and provide some relief from the heat. During the winter, however, the fan should be reversed so that the blades spin clockwise. This will pull the cool air up, push the warm air to the side, and then force the warm air down into the room.
With the help of Air-Tro, Inc. you can keep the ideal temperature in your Monrovia, CA home. Just call (626) 357-3535 today!