How To Warm Up a Cold Room
For many homeowners, there’s always that one room in their home that they just can’t seem to keep warm, no matter the thermostat temperature. Many factors could be causing one room to have a different temperature than the rest of the home, such as:
- The room’s distance from the thermostat
- The height of the room’s ceilings
- The number of air returns or vents in or near the room
- The number of windows
Before making a major purchase like a new heating system, review the tips below to ensure there’s not a simpler adjustment that you can make to warm up that cold room.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
It’s easy to overlook your air vents, but they play an important role in heating and cooling your home.
Take some time to inspect each vent to confirm they are open, free of dirt and dust, and that there’s nothing physically blocking the airflow, such as furniture or drapes. It’s important to keep them clean and free of obstructions.
Replace Clogged Air Filters
Another common but easily addressed issue homeowners face is a clogged air filter. We recommend replacing or cleaning your air filters at least every three months to ensure proper airflow and efficient HVAC performance.
Check for Door & Window Insulation
If your cold room has one or more exterior walls, you may be losing warm air to cracks and crevices near windows and exterior doors.
You can address air leaks by resealing or caulking your windows, tightening door hinges, or adding weather stripping to your door frame.
Install a Humidifier
Believe it or not, you may be able to increase the warmth of a room by installing a humidifier.
Increased humidity will make the room feel warmer while allowing you to keep your thermostat lower, lessening the amount of dry heat in your home from your furnace. Additionally, a humidifier can improve your overall indoor air quality.
Install a Wireless Thermostat
If you haven’t already, we recommend installing a wireless thermostat in the room in question.
This thermostat placement will allow you to adjust your HVAC based on the temperature in that room, creating precise, zoned heating where you need it most.
Call an HVAC Technician
If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still not able to keep the room warm, it’s time to call an experienced HVAC professional like those at Robin Aire Service Company.
We can assess your home’s ductwork and heating system and identify areas for improvement. In some cases, a replacement heating system may be the best option, especially if your current system is undersized for your home’s square footage. After all, if you’re paying high utility bills and still not seeing results in your home comfort, it’s time to make a change.
At Robin Aire, we offer flexible financing options and personalized service recommendations to ensure you always make the best decision for your needs.
Keep your heating system healthy by scheduling your routine maintenance today. Our knowledgeable technicians can assess your system and discuss your options for better heating.