Why Is My Living Room Hot but My Bedroom Cold?

If you are experiencing the dreaded cold spots in your home this winter, call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC to help you find out why.

Temperature variations in different parts of a house are common yet bewildering phenomena for many homeowners. A chilly bedroom yet a sweltering living room can indeed lead to discomfort. Besides affecting your comfort, inconsistent temperatures can also signal energy inefficiency in your home.

Various factors contribute to these temperature inconsistencies. Here are some solutions to harmonize the temperature throughout your house.

The Placement of the Thermostat

The technician will first look for the placement of the thermostat. Usually, it is on the main floor and should be centrally located. The trouble is, once that area reaches the set temperature, the furnace shuts off, regardless of the temperatures in the other rooms or on different floors. This is why it is never a good idea to place the thermostat close to any heat sources, like a kitchen or drafty areas near the front door. This will cause the thermostat to read a temperature inconsistent with the rest of the house.

Haven’t you ever noticed that when you have a lot of guests in the home, the temperature rises quickly? You know that this is from the heat generated by the people, so you adjust the thermostat. After everyone has left, you enter your bedroom only to find it freezing. This is because the thermostat was only reading the temperature of the air surrounding it. A single-system thermostat cannot react to the temperatures of other rooms.

How a Zoning System Works

The easiest and most efficient solution to this problem in your home is installing a zoning system. A zoning system relies on multiple thermometers connected to one furnace and runs by your thermostat. Electronic dampers are installed inside your HVAC system’s existing ductwork, allowing them to be opened and closed as needed. The areas controlled by each zone usually depend on the square footage, so it is a good idea to have an HVAC technician evaluate your home first to determine if a zoning system will work for you.

Saving Money Year Round

Once installed, you will notice dramatic savings in your monthly utility consumption. A zoning system will allow you to restrict airflow to portions of the home never used, saving you hundreds of dollars a year in heating and cooling costs. A zoning system will also work with your central air conditioning in the summer. Depending on the size of your home, you can transform your single heating and cooling systems into multiple ones without adding a second furnace or air conditioner. Keeping it working efficiently is as simple as setting up your yearly maintenance visit.

If there is no noticeable malfunction with your furnace or blockage in the ductwork, then the simple installation of a zoning system might be the answer. The savings it will give you will more than cover the cost. Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625 for a free estimate.

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