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Uneven Riverton Heating: Thermostat and Duct Considerations

We all want to stay warm and comfortable during the cold Utah winter, and few things are more frustrating than walking through your home or building and noticing uneven temperatures in different areas. While a degree or two of temperature difference isn’t necessarily a big problem, issues where certain areas are far warmer or cooler than others are not only annoying, but also may signal problems within some part of your HVAC system.

At Green Line Heating & Air, we’re proud to offer comprehensive furnace maintenance and repair services for clients throughout Riverton and other parts of Utah. We’ve assisted many clients with identifying the cause of their uneven heating and remedying the concern quickly and affordably, and we’re here to do the same for you if needed. Whether on your own or with the assistance of our HVAC technicians, here are some basic themes we often recommend when it comes to solving uneven heating issues in any home or building.

Check Your Thermostat

First and foremost, you should check your thermostat if any heating issues have arisen just to be sure it’s not accidentally set to the wrong temperature or that it’s not malfunctioning. For instance, while digital thermostats are no more likely to fail than other types of units, they do occasionally develop issues where they fail to display accurate temperatures.

Another thermostat hack that may benefit you: Turning the fan setting from AUTO to ON for a brief period. This will help even out higher temperatures in your furnace by circulating air throughout the system.

Consider a Zoning System

One more thermostat-related consideration if your home or building deals with uneven heating: Invest in a zoning system. Zoning systems are designed to allow you to control the temperature in different rooms of your home or building, allowing you to keep warm areas warmer while not overheating other rooms with little use.

Zoned systems are perfect for setups where different temperatures are actually desired, such as a garage space that is primarily used for mechanics and a workshop.

Check Ducts for Damage

In other cases, uneven heating issues could be due to issues with the ducts in your home or building. Sometimes, this is due to insulation becoming displaced within ducts and restricting airflow, while other times it can be due to damage from animals.

If you suspect that a rodent has been gnawing on your ductwork somewhere – perhaps a mouse managed to find its way into zoned system vent – be sure to inspect the ductwork. Rodents are known for their tendency to chew through almost anything, and damaged or disconnected ducts can lead to issues with air flow as well as uneven heating throughout your home or building.

For more possible culprits in uneven heating, or to learn about any of our HVAC services in Riverton, speak to the pros at Green Line Heating & Air today.