Why is One Room in my House so Cold?
You know that one room in your house that will just not stay warm? No matter what you do, no matter what you try, that room is always cold! A lot of homeowners just don’t do anything about it—maybe it’s a guest room, or it’s in an area of the home that’s not used very often. But this time of year we get a lot of calls from people who want to fix that room because they have family coming into town for the holidays who are going to stay with them, and they want their guest room to be comfortable.
Here are three things we check for to see what’s going on in that cold room:
1. What’s the real problem?
First, we ask how long you’ve been there, and if this is an issue that has been going on for awhile, or if it’s something you’ve just noticed, that’s new. This allows us to get to the root of the problem, and not just treat the symptom. Many older homes have some issues that most newer homes do not. We want to make sure we fix the problem long term, and not just give you a short-term band-aid.
2. Are the ducts obstructed?
Then we’re going to check for obstructions in the duct. Maybe a damper is closed, or a duct is crushed, or the duct is broken. These are things that we can fix or repair for you. If you have a duct problem, that’s typically what is causing the lack of heat to the room (or in the summer, this will cause the room to not get cool).
3. How much air are you getting?
Then we’ll check the amount of air you have flowing into the room. The larger the duct, the more air that can flow. Sometimes the problem is that you don’t have enough air getting into the room. We can increase the supply air to the room by increasing the size of the duct.
So if there’s that one guest bedroom that just won’t get warm, and you’ve been putting off thinking about it for awhile, we can definitely help you out with that before your holiday guests arrive! Click the link below and we’ll be glad to come out and give you a free estimate to get you started on that!