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How to Keep Your Home’s Temperature from Fluctuating

Fluctuating temperatures during the winter months is a common problem in Yuma-area households. To compound the problem of temperature fluctuations, there are often many reasons it’s difficult to keep your home comfortable from room to room. So, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequent temperature issues and how to remedy them.

Ductwork Problems

The ideal ductwork system is sealed, and well designed to distribute conditioned airflow evenly through your home to avoid fluctuating temperatures. However, for a number of reasons, this isn’t always the case. Air pressure may be too high or too low to certain rooms, which could be due to leaks, clogged airways, or improper sizing. Consider the following fixes:

  • Duct leaks can be sealed with mastic and metal tape.
  • Change the air filter as the manufacturer suggested
  • Air transfers and jumper ducts can be installed in walls and doors to help balance air supply and air return.

Thermostat Settings

More modern Wi-Fi-enabled and smart thermostats allow you to program temperature event changes to match your lifestyle. So, if you are accustomed to manually adjusting your thermostat between comfort settings and energy-saving settings to maximize energy savings, a new thermostat could be the answer to the problem of fluctuating temperatures.

Windows, Doors, and Fluctuating Temperatures

Do you have drafts that cause fluctuating temperatures in some of the rooms in your home? The reason for the drafts could be leaky windows and entry doors. Caulk works well to seal windows, and it’s available in a variety of colors. For entry doors, check to see if the tube weatherstripping is in good condition or needs to be replaced.

Insulation Issues

Have you ever checked to see how much insulation you have in your attic? Heat gain and loss between your ceiling and an unconditioned attic can have a dramatic impact on fluctuating temperatures in your home. If your attic has fiberglass insulation, make sure there is at least 12 inches installed.

If you would like the help of a professional HVAC contractor to ease fluctuating temperatures in your home, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company today.