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Why Is One Room So Hot Compared to the Rest of the House?

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

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4 Reasons Why One Room Is Hotter Than the Rest of the House

Wondering why some rooms, such as your bedroom, are hotter than the rest of the house? If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a sauna into an igloo, there’s likely an explainable reason behind it. There are several issues, some of which are related to your air conditioning system, that could cause uneven temperatures throughout your home. Learn what these issues are and how to fix them.

Here’s a look at some of the possible reasons why one room is so hot compared to the rest of the house:

1. Clogged Air Ducts

Before it reaches you, the air in your home goes through a complex system of ductwork and vents located throughout your house. Because of their location, ducts are fairly susceptible to becoming clogged with debris. If a blockage occurs somewhere within your ductwork, you can count on it affecting the airflow to some part of your home.

If a clog is blocking the ductwork connected to a particular room, the air meant for that room could end up being sent somewhere else, resulting in uneven temperatures. Ductwork is fragile and accessing it can be dangerous, so if you suspect a clog, be sure to call an AC professional to check things out.

2. Insufficient Return Air Vents

Your AC doesn’t just blow cool air into your home – it also pulls the hot air out, which it does through return air vents. If your home was built with too few return air vents – a problem not uncommon in older homes – your system may not be able to sufficiently remove the warm air from every room in your house. An AC professional will be able to install more return air vents or provide another solution.

3. Poor Insulation

Sufficient insulation is essential when it comes to keeping cool air in and hot air out. If certain areas in your home have poor wall and attic insulation, they may not be as comfortable. As a general rule, remember that the more insulation, the better.

4. Layout of Your Home

Your home’s uneven temperatures may also be a result of its layout. Rooms with more windows are typically harder to keep cool, and multi-story homes often experience temperature disparities between levels. If this is the case, a ductless AC unit can provide the perfect supplement to your existing system.

Contact Energy Air to Inspect Your Home’s Ductwork

If your air conditioning system is causing uneven temperatures in your home, Energy Air has a solution. Whether you need us to inspect ductwork for a clog, or you’re looking for improved cooling with a ductless AC unit, we’ll be happy to help. Give us a call or schedule service online today.

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