Why is One Room Hotter or Colder Than the Rest of the House?
Most homeowners notice that one or two rooms in their home are much colder in the Mead, CO summer compared to the rest of the house. Why are some rooms hotter or colder than the others? Let’s take a closer look at the 3 key factors why some rooms just can’t keep up with the others.
Dirty or clogged air filters
Dirty or clogged air filters can stall the airflow to certain parts of your home causing some rooms to cool much quicker than the others. Air filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days.
Ductwork is the system or network of ducts that delivers heated or cooled air into different areas of your home. Think of it as the lungs of your HVAC system. Your ducts can get clogged with dirt and debris over time and cannot pass through. When that happens, it can affect the airflow to some parts of your home.
Windows facing the sun
Does the room face south? Does it get more afternoon sun that the other rooms? This might be the cause of the problem. The heat from the sun can easily get trapped inside the room, making it hotter than the others.
To keep the room from warming up more quickly than the others, we recommend hanging heavy curtains and keeping them closed during the day.