Why isn't My House Heating Properly?

My bedroom in my house sometimes feels like it is not even connected to the home’s heating and cooling system at all.  In the summer it gets very hot, and in the winter I freeze!  This can be inconvenient, especially if it is a room you are often in (like a bedroom).  Do you have any rooms like this in your house?  

This problem is often common in upstairs rooms.  This could be because you do not have enough insulation in your attic.  Insulation helps to keep warm air in and cold air out during the winter, and cool air in and hot air out during the summer.  This could cause your whole upstairs to never seem like it is heating or cooling properly.  Also, lack of insulation could cost your money in the long run, because your unit will have to make up for all the warm/cool air it is losing, which could result in an increase in your energy bills. 

 Another possible reason for this, is that your heating and cooling system may not be properly sized or planned out in your home.  Ducts and air vents could be in improper places, which can cause one room or area of the house to not get the heat or air conditioning it is supposed to.  Depending on what type of system you have (hot water, steam, or furnace) there are different options-including adding baseboards, possibly adding floor heating, or even installing another heating unit. 

If you have any questions as to why your home isn’t heating or cooling properly, feel free to call Flame.  They will help your figure out the problem and solution that is best fitted to your home and price range.

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One Response to “Why isn't My House Heating Properly?”

  1. vincent says:

    I have a two level 2000sf house with 2 zone heating. my first floor is heating fine, but I am finding that my second floor is not heating steadily at night and this morning I found that my baseboard vents were actualy luke warm rather than hot as usual. I changed the Circulator last year for the second floor. Also the second floor ussually heats up from 62 degrees to 70 degrees in about 12-15 minutes…now it is taking about an hour and the heat doesnt seem to come up as fast as it was.

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