Have you ever noticed a few unusual areas inside different rooms in your home where the air temperature feels a bit colder or hotter than the rest of the rooms? This isn’t uncommon, especially in older homes, and some people have said that the answer is very simple: Ghosts. Yep, your house must be haunted.
If you’re not the type who buys into the paranormal theory, and you live somewhere in the vicinity of the San Mateo/San Francisco Bay Area, you should probably consider having a routine inspection done by the experts at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning. Homes in the San Francisco Bay area are typically older and are exposed to elements (i.e. dense fog, ocean air, rapidly changing climates) that make “even” heating and cooling difficult.
There are any number of things that could be causing isolated hot and cold areas in various parts of the house.
First of all, it’s very important to make sure that your heating and air conditioning system is the proper size based upon the square footage of your home. The number and placement of the vents in each room is important, as well. How the ductwork is laid out in the house has a significant bearing on how evenly the air is distributed and circulated. What is the R-factor of the insulation on the house? Is the house properly and adequately insulated? Are there any areas that are missing insulation or could benefit from additional/different insulation?
The HVAC expert inspecting your home may find that the placement of the windows and doors, as well as the orientation of the home, are perpetuating uneven temperatures throughout the house.
New homes today are utilizing zone temperature control systems that have more than one thermostat, along with damper controls, allowing each area of the house to be individually heated or cooled. Revamping an HVAC system in an older home can help reduce uneven temperature pockets, but without examining every factor it’s pretty hard to offer an iron-clad solution for every problem.
The experts at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning are prepared to provide you with all of your options and make the best recommendations for your situation. To schedule a visit, please contact your local San Francisco HVAC Company, Ortiz Heating & AC at 650.758.4900.
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