Do You Have a Cold Room in Your Home?

Do you have a room in your home that always feels cold regardless of how high you crank the heat? This may be cold outside air getting inside or it may be due to issues involving your HVAC system. Below are some common reasons for a chilly room in an otherwise warm home. Some you can take care of on your own, others may require a professional to remedy.1) Blocked/closed air vents: If your home is heated by a gas furnace or a heat pump, check to make sure that the air vents in the room are not shut or blocked. Sometimes furniture, draperies and rugs can cover an air vent. Make sure all of your vents are open and unobstructed so warmed air can flow.
2) Heat Leaks: Check the windows in the room to see if there are any cracks that need caulking. Add weather stripping to any outside doors. Sometimes (especially if there has been water damage), insulation can break down. If so, replacing it will make a huge difference.
3) Thermostats: If you have zone heating and several thermostats, the thermostat that controls that particular room may be set incorrectly or have developed a miscalibration. If resetting the thermostat doesn’t take care of the problem, you may need to have a professional replace the thermostat.
4) Incorrectly sized heater: If the heating system you have is too small to do the job, the result will be rooms not reaching the desired temperature. Unfortunately, this problem will require replacing your existing system with one that is an appropriate size.
If you’re unable to remedy the problem, call MTB Heating and Air. We will send a technician out to find your problem and make the repair if necessary.