Heating your home throughout the winter means you want every area of your house to be warm. When working correctly, your heating system provides your home with as much heat as possible to regulate the temperature. However, throughout your home, you may have noticed that you find random cold spots that seem to never get warm. Instead of reaching for the salt and iron, consider that it can result from potential airflow issues with your heating system.
What Causes Cold Spots in the Home?
It’s more than likely not caused by a ghost haunting your home — it’s more than likely due to HVAC airflow issues. Your home’s air duct system is a complex series of metal ducts that help move the heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer, throughout your home to help improve your home’s airflow. However, an airflow problem can quickly lead to these seemingly random cold spots.
Improperly Sized Ducts
Your air ducts play an integral role in delivering warm air throughout your home. When properly sized, it’s a seamless delivery system to evenly distribute the warm air throughout your home with ease. However, obstructions can form when the ducts aren’t sized properly, preventing the hot air from getting where it needs to go.
You can avoid this problem when you’re building your home from scratch, but it can require more intensive work if it’s a problem you inherited when you brought your home.
New Additions Added to Your Home
If you’ve recently had a new addition to your home and the hot and cold spots happen more frequently there, it could be an issue with your existing HVAC system not reaching. HVAC airflow problems in your new addition can most likely be traced back to during the construction process. The addition may not have been appropriately connected to your existing HVAC system. These imperfections could lead to your system working harder to compensate and release the heat prematurely, resulting in cold spots.
Dirty Air Filters
Like with many issues with your HVAC system, your dirty air filters may play a bigger role in the problem than you expected. If the dirty filter gets clogged, it forces your system to work overtime to heat your home and can lead to it becoming overtaxed and reducing the overall airflow.
Regularly checking your air filters can help prevent these dips in service. Replace the dirty filters with clean ones and see if that helps improve the airflow and reduce the cold spots.
Your thermostat plays a more significant role in forming cold spots than you may realize. Your thermostat regulates how long your HVAC system runs and brings your home to the appropriate temperature. However, if your thermostat gets installed in a location where it gets too much direct sunlight, or it’s a colder than usual spot, it can create efficiency problems that ultimately result in cold or hot spots.
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