Posted on: 10 March 2021
Installing a new furnace should mean that you have warmer days ahead of you. Unfortunately, if one of the issues with your old furnace was uneven heating, it may not be solved simply by replacing the old with a new furnace. Make sure you choose the right new heating system to eradicate uneven heating forever.
Uneven Heating Issues
An unevenly heated house can be uncomfortable. Certain rooms are often too warm, while others are way too cold. There may be a few rooms in the "Goldilocks zone" of just right, but even this can be fleeting if the rest of the house isn't heating evenly.
Not only does uneven heating cause some parts of the home to stay at uncomfortable temperatures, but it can also lead to other problems. Uneven heating can be a root cause behind condensation formation in the house during the winter months, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. Rooms that don't get sufficient heat may also be prone to frozen plumbing pipes and the resultant water leaks.
There are two main causes for uneven heating that can carry on to a new furnace: duct issues and furnace size. Inefficient ductwork can be the result of a challenging layout, such as routing existing ducts down into a finished basement or adding on to the ducts to heat an addition. It can also mean that the ducts themselves have problems, such as there are an insufficient amount of ducts in the home or the ducts are damaged and leaking air.
A furnace that is too small for a home can also lead to uneven heating. The rooms closest to the furnace will heat, but those further away may not. If you simply install the same size furnace that you had before without assessing the size of the home you are heating, you may end up with a too-small furnace.
Your furnace installer can assess your ducts. If they are damaged, then the ducts will be repaired before or at the time of furnace installation. For homes with a challenging layout, the installation of zoned heating system can solve the problem by allowing you to control the furnace specifically for the most challenging-to-heat rooms.
As for furnace size, always have your installer assess the space of your home before recommending furnace models and sizes. This way, you can be sure to get a new furnace that matches your needs.
Contact a heating system installation service for more help with choosing a system for your home.Share