In the simplest terms, cold spots in the house are usually the furthest away from the furnace and generally a design flaw in the HVAC duct design. Older homes with poor insulation values may also result in cold room.
To help with cold spots, the best solution is to completely re-design the duct work in the home to allow good airflow. If that is not within your budget, we can suggest a simple solution to try. Constant air flow is the key in keeping a consistent temperature throughout the house, this can be achieved by selecting the “Fan On” setting on your thermostat, and keeping it on, even in the winter. This will move air throughout the house, creating a constant temperature in all rooms to match the desired temperature on the thermostat. Although, if you have an older furnace it may not have this capability and may only have 1 setting, which may cause a rise in utility costs.
In some causes an old furnace no longer works best for the needs of the house; in this case, we would suggest a 2 stage or variable speed furnace. We would ensure that the new furnace is appropriately sized to your house and square footage. The fan settings are lower, than on older furnaces, and work off of DC power which usually do not cost much to run. Additionally, the newer fan systems are generally so quite you can barely hear them when they are running.
A few additional services that The Heating Ninja provides are:
- Installation of a smart thermostat that provides you full control over your furnace settings
- Provide scheduled deliveries of furnace filters to provide for maximum air flow
- Installation of a flow through humidifier, providing humidity in the air will make you feel warmer, even at the same temperature