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Yes, There Are Ways to Fix Cold Spots in Your Loveland, CO Home

Yes, There Are Ways to Fix Cold Spots in Your Loveland, CO Home

A few years ago, we spoke with a client who was telling us about a problem she had a few years prior when she was renting an apartment with a roommate.

Despite the fact that the apartment as a whole tended to be warm and toasty during the winter months, her bedroom felt like a walk-in freezer. She recalled spending the entire winter sleeping in sweatpants and a sweatshirt, with a half dozen blankets on her bed.

So why was her room an ice box, while the rest of the home was pleasant? Well, it all relates to cold spots, and they’re a lot more common than you think.

What to do

If you have one or more cold spots in your home, the good news is that you don’t need to move.  Cold rooms are hardly ideal for sleeping, playing or doing homework. They’re also not ideal for curling up with your laptop to answer a few work-related emails.

The best way to address this type of issue relates to air balancing—and—the best part is that this technique can be employed in homes all across the US. It can also be used to help you address hot spots that you may have during the summer months.

How it works

To start, you’ll want to go to the part of your home where your thermostat is installed. Set the thermostat to a target temperature and let your furnace run for a while. When the rest of your home has reached the target temperature, you’ll want to go to the room in your home that has a cold spot.

At this point, you’ll want to carefully check the damper blades that are inside the air vents.

What’s a damper blade, you ask?

Well, it’s a little-known component that regulates the amount of air that gets pumped through a vent. If the damper blade is closed a bit too much, you’ll find yourself dealing with a cold spot. Check to see where yours is set and try to open it a bit. This should fix your cold spot problem. (In the summer, if you have rooms that are too cold when the central AC is running, you’ll want to try to close the damper blades a bit, to restrict the airflow into that room.)

In the case of our client, she figured that the damper blades in her bedroom had been closed entirely, which is why her room felt less like a bedroom and more like Antarctica.

Have questions? Call Redline Heating today at 970-663-6575.

If you’re experiencing problems with cold spots or hot spots in your Loveland, CO home, we can help. We have more than three decades of experience in helping Northern Colorado homeowners with a wide range of HVAC and furnace issues.

Remember- hot spots and/or cold spots aren’t always an indication that you have an HVAC problem, but if you’d like us to schedule an appointment to give your system a once-over, we’re here and we’re happy to help.

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