It’s frustrating when you set your thermostat at a specific temperature in your Spring Hill, Florida, home and it doesn’t feel that temperature. It may feel like something is wrong or that you’re wasting money. This issue can also cause swings in temperature from dramatically changing the thermostat to account for the difference. It’s important to get to the cause of the problem to avoid further HVAC issues.

Insulation Issues

If your home isn’t properly insulated, then some rooms may feel hotter or colder than other places. Insulation works to protect the inside of your home from outside elements better, and keep your air-conditioned or heated air from escaping outside. Walls that connect to the garage, bonus rooms and crawl spaces tend to need more insulation than other areas of your house. If you notice these rooms are hotter or colder than your thermostat setting, have your insulation checked.

The Sun Hitting Your Home

The rooms that the sun hits directly are going to be hotter than the other places in your house. Even in the colder months, the sun makes a difference on the temperature of the rooms that get sunlight versus the rooms that are shaded. Although in the winter, it shouldn’t be an issue, in the summer it can cause significant fluctuations. Consider planting shade trees along your home to keep the temperature stable.

Issues With Your Thermostat

Sometimes it’s the thermostat, not the home that is the issue. An old thermostat or dying batteries account for different readings than how your house feels. Things that emit heat also affect your thermostat. For example, if it’s near a lot of electronics, it might pick up that heat in its temperature reading. Make sure it isn’t near anything that would make it feel warmer or colder.

If you can’t find the cause of your thermostat issues, we are the people to help. Contact Senica Air Conditioning at 866-881-5935 to schedule an appointment today.

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