What can you do when your heating and air conditioning system isn’t getting the job done?
You might not know much about heating and air conditioning, but you probably know the basics: it should keep your entire house at a comfortable, uniform temperature. However, it doesn’t always work out that way.
If your home is experiencing hot or cold spots, here are three solutions that can help you solve the problem:
1. Upgrade Your Aging or Under-sized HVAC System
Over time, old systems can lose their efficiency. So while your furnace or heat pump used to heat your whole house just fine, it could be the many years of use and abuse have begun to wear it out. When a home’s heating system suddenly becomes inconsistent, this is usually the reason.
But what if your system is nearly new? Often, inconsistency is the result of installing an incorrectly sized system. Sometimes people install smaller or underpowered systems to save money, but they don’t realize the impact this has on their personal comfort.
In either scenario, the best bet is to consult a professional and have an appropriately sized system installed.
2. Zonal Systems
Not interested in plonking down the cash for a whole new system? Or is the problem area part of an addition not tied to your existing ductwork? No problem. If you have one or two rooms consistently giving you problems, and your heating system isn’t already on its last legs, then you can augment these areas with a zonal heating solution. A qualified HVAC specialist should be able to tell you what all your options are.
3. Radiant Floor Heat
Sometimes the problem isn’t with the system itself, but rather with your flooring materials. Even if your thermostat is set to 70, a tile or hardwood floor may still feel quite cold. This is especially true if the floor isn’t properly insulated, or sits above a crawl space. So what can you do?
Well, if you don’t feel like blanketing your floor in a patchwork of plush throw rugs, then consider radiant floor heat. It’s a highly efficient, ductless system that delivers warmth directly to the flooring surface. And while there are DIY solutions on the market, we suggest hiring a trained heating specialist to assist with installation.
If you happen to live in the beautiful Statesville area of North Carolina, then Griffin Heating and Cooling is here to help you solve those pesky heating problems. Contact us today and we’ll send one of our certified heating and air conditioning specialists out to identify the problem, and help you find the solution that’s right for you.