At G&R Heating and Air in Gilberts, we get calls for all types of HVAC issues. One of the most common is that a homeowner is having trouble getting each room to stay the same temperature. The kitchen or bedroom might be warmer or cooler than the bathroom or the living room, and adjusting the thermostat doesn’t seem to help. When this happens, it’s good to take a look at how each room is setup, where the vent and return registers are, and how much air is being pushed into each space. If there’s ever an issue with the ductwork or your heating and cooling system, then our expert team can take care of any repairs.
In this post, we’ll look at a few tips for each room that is found in your home. Should you ever need HVAC service for any room, please don’t hesitate to call us right away! We’re proud to serve Huntley, Pingree Grove, and the surrounding area.
You’re mostly in the bedroom at night while you sleep, but it can be tough to rest comfortably in a room that’s too hot or too cold. If there’s a vent near the bed, see how you can direct the airflow towards or away from where you sleep, depending on the temperature in the room. You’ll also want to make sure that there’s no furniture blocking vents or returns, since that can greatly impact how comfortable the room is, no matter what time of year it is.
You’ll also want to check your bedroom windows to make sure they’re not letting air in or out of the house. Drafty windows can be your worst enemy when it comes to keeping your bedroom comfortable.
Bathrooms tend to be warmer spaces, since you’re often running hot water and have several lights on at one time. If your bathroom is unbearably hot in the summer or cold in the winter, then you might want to have the vents checked for blockages. Without proper airflow, the bathroom can feel stuffy, making it seem warmer than it actually is.
Speaking of airflow, it’s imperative to have the proper ventilation in the bathroom via an exhaust fan in the ceiling. If all you do is rely on opening the window to keep the moisture in check in the bathroom, then you’re definitely going to impact the temperature inside the room. It’s also good to check any bathroom windows to make sure condensation that forms while you take a bath or a shower isn’t impacting the integrity of the window.
The Living Room
The living room is meant to be a comfortable space where you can relax and unwind by yourself or with your family. It’s also often one of the biggest spaces in the house, which means it can be tough to heat in the winter and cool in the summer.
Ceiling fans can be a big help when it comes to keeping the room at a comfortable temperature, so take the time to check your fans before each summer and winter. Also, as with your bedroom, make sure that no furniture is obstructing your vents and returns, since this can affect the airflow within the space. You can also think about rearranging the room so that the seating area is closer to the supply vents, which means that area will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, since it’s near the spot where the conditioned air enters the room.
With the oven, stovetop, island lights, and more, the kitchen can get quite warm. This can be great in the winter when it’s cold and snowy outside, but in the middle of summer, a hot kitchen can be the last place you want to be. Making sure the hood above the oven is working is a great way to ensure that warm air is being pulled out of the space. You can also put blinds or curtains on any south- and west-facing windows, blocking out the sunlight during the afternoon.
As for airflow, the vents in the kitchen are often either in the floor or the ceiling. You might have one or two that’s placed in the toe kick under the base cabinets, and it’s important to make sure these aren’t blocked by dust and debris. Our team can check and clean the ductwork leading into your kitchen, which can help make the space more comfortable all year round.
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At G&R, we’re always ready to tackle any HVAC problem in your home. No matter which rooms feel too cold or too hot, or even if the entire house isn’t the temperature you want it to be, our team can take care of everything. Contact us in Gilberts today to schedule your heating and cooling service.