The invention of central heating systems was to ensure that living spaces throughout a house enjoyed an even level of warmth. Maybe a few temperature fluctuations here and there because of windows and insulation and room placement, but in general, central heating is designed to give all the spaces that need a proper level of warmth.
So if you have a central heating system, such as a furnace or heat pump, that is leaving parts of your house too cold (or some parts too hot), there’s something wrong. The solution may be a simple one, or you may need to call our team at Moon’s Air for heating repair in Shreveport, LA. We’ll look at a few possible reasons your central heating isn’t spreading the warmth around evenly.
A clogged HVAC air filter
In situations of uneven heating or poor heating in general, we always recommend that our customers first check on the air filter for the HVAC system. If the current filter has been sitting in place for more than three months, it’s almost certainly so congested with debris that it’s choking off airflow into the heater and the ventilation system. This means inferior heating combined with high energy bills—just bad times all around! Check your HVAC filter and see if you need to put in a fresh one. Keep up with filter changes every one to three months to prevent future problems.
The faulty thermostat
The thermostat for your house is a precision instrument. If it begins to misread temperatures in your house, it will shut the heating system off too early or will let it run too long. Either situation means a house with uneven heating: rooms that aren’t getting warm enough and/or rooms that are turning into deserts. You can check the thermostat to ensure you have the right settings. If it’s miscalibrated or sending incorrect instructions to the heater, you’ll need to call our techs to fix it.
Defective zone control system
Do you have a zone control system that allows you to send different levels of conditioned air to specific rooms? These are great devices, but they can malfunction just like any other part of the HVAC system. A broken room thermostat, stuck dampers, or other mechanical troubles can cause uneven heating. Our techs can handle this.
Leaky air ducts
The trouble with your home heating may come from air leaks in the ductwork. If the stretch of duct leading to a room has leaks allowing heated air to escape, the room won’t get as much heat as others. Leaky air ducts do more than create uneven heating: they drain power, place greater stress on the HVAC system, and can lower indoor air quality. Call our technicians for duct services to solve this problem.
An over-the-hill heater
You may have a heating system that’s reaching the end of the line. Uneven heating is a common warning sign of a dying central heater. If your heater is over its estimated service life, we recommend calling us to see if it’s time to retire it and put in a new system that can meet your comfort needs.
Moon’s Air has provided whole-home comfort since 1971. Call us for service today—it’s good to be Mooned!