Why Can’t I Heat My Home Evenly?
Posted on December 22nd, 2016 by Devine Bros
Are you experiencing hot and cold areas in your home? While a properly-functioning furnace should provide a consistent temperature throughout the entire house, this is not always the case.
There are many reasons as to why your heating system may fail to heat your home evenly. In some cases, the problem may have nothing to do with the heater itself:
- Air Leaks. Air leaks can come from many places in the home, including your windows, doors, electrical outlets, walls, and ceilings. If your home utilizes a forced-air heating system, your ductwork may even be leaking hot air out. A professional energy audit is the best way to determine whether or not your home’s insulation levels are sufficient and your ducts are properly sealed.
- Improperly-sized furnace. Every furnace has a maximum heating capacity measured in BTUs. The size you need for your home depends on a variety of factors, such as square footage, climate, insulation levels, number of windows, and ceiling height. Unfortunately, there is no “quick fix” if your furnace is incorrectly sized.
- Malfunctioning equipment. If you have sufficient insulation, and your furnace is correctly sized, it’s likely just a matter of faulty equipment. Heating systems require many internal parts to work together; if just one of these components malfunctions, your whole home may suffer the consequences.
If you are experiencing uneven heat in your Fairfield County home, call the heating experts at Devine Bros. We offer furnace installations and repairs to all of Norwalk, Westport,New Canaan, and the surrounding area. Visit our website to learn more, or call (203) 866-4421.