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Cold Room Solutions: How to Deal With Those Rooms That Won’t Stay Warm

small_4240912364Do you have one or more rooms in your home that never seem to stay warm, even when the rest of your home is perfectly comfortable? This is an extremely common problem in St. Louis area homes, and it’s not something that you have to simply deal with. In order to help you fix this problem, today we’re going to talk about some of the best solutions for making cold rooms comfortable!

Cold room solutions: quick and easy fixes

  • Make sure registers are open. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that warm air is actually getting to the room you’re having problems with. Locate all of the air registers in that room and verify that they are in the open position and that there is no furniture or other objects blocking them. If anything is blocking those registers, your room won’t get the amount of warm air that it’s supposed to.
  • Run your ceiling fan in reverse. Heat rises, which means the warm air in a room can pool up near the ceiling. This is especially problematic in rooms with high ceilings. One way to fix this problem is to run your ceiling fans in reverse. This will continuously push warm air back to the floor and make your rooms feel more comfortable.
  • Seal up doors and windows. If the cold room that you’re having problems with has windows or doors that lead outside, it’s important to ensure that those doors and windows are tightly sealed with caulk and weatherstripping. If this isn’t done, warm air can leak outside and cold air can leak inside, which lowers the room’s temperature and creates uncomfortable drafts.

A zoning system is the perfect cold room solution

The most advanced (and effective) way to deal with a cold room is to install a zoning system in your home. A zoning system will allow you to have separate thermostats in the areas of your home that won’t stay as warm as others. This will even out your home’s temperature levels, and is especially helpful in situations where the structure of your home is to blame for rooms that won’t stay warm.

If you have any questions these cold room solutions, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis heating and cooling contractor. We service the entire St. Louis area, including towns like Wentzville, Winghaven and Ballwin.

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