Step 2: Check for heat loss/gain via windows
How to Fix a Cold Room
If there is a cold room in your house, the problem has likely been caused by dirty vents, cracked ductwork, worn insulation or faint drafts. Read on to learn how to fix a cold room in your home. If one room in your house is colder than the rest, the first things to inspect are the heating vents, ductwork and thermostat readings. Inspect each of the heating vents around your house.
Best Ways to Solve Temperature Imbalances
Why is This Room So Cold? Are you one of the many homeowners currently suffering from a temperature imbalance in one or more of your rooms? If you have a room or section of your house that either does not get up to the same temperature as the rest of your house or takes much longer to heat and cool than other rooms, you could have a problem with your ductwork. Properly installed ductwork is designed to provide every room of your house with equally cool or warm air, depending on how your furnace is currently set up. It does this by pushing air through different sized branches of ductwork. The size of the ductwork connected to a room will depend on how big the room itself is.
In homes with a single central return-air grille, return air often struggles to find its way back to the furnace. The result: room-to-room pressure imbalances that lead to uneven room temperatures, comfort complaints, higher energy costs, and even moisture problems in walls and ceilings. When a furnace comes on, heated air is pushed through supply ducts to registers in each heated room in a house. If the forced-air system is properly designed, the house includes return-air ducts to convey air back to the furnace to be heated again, in a kind of continuous loop. While most HVAC contractors install ducts and registers to deliver conditioned air to every room in a house, they often neglect to provide an adequate return-air path from each room back to the furnace. During the winter, the air that is pulled from the attic is cold, and the cold air increases the heating load. During the summer, the air that is sucked indoors is hot and humid; this infiltration increases both the sensible and latent load on the air conditioner. There are three possible ways to solve the pressurized-bedroom problem. Each bedroom needs either:.