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Why Your Home Always Feels Cold


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If you find that your house always feels too cold. Especially in the fall and winter time when it is naturally colder outside, you might be wondering why it is so.

Below are just a few reasons why your home might always feel cold, if they sound familiar to you, hopefully, you can make the necessary changes and start feeling much more comfortable in your space.

You have a draft

One of the most common reasons why your home might still feel cold despite you having the furnace on is that you have one or more drafty spots in your home. All it takes is for some weatherstripping around your windows and doors to come loose or a hole to develop in your walls and suddenly all the cold air is getting in and making you feel freezing. Check for drafts, block them where you can and it should start to feel warmer in no time at all.

Your HVAC needs a service

If your HVAC system has not been serviced in a while this could be the cause of your problem. If there are blockages or any part of the system is not running as smoothly as it should, then it will not be able to heat up your home effectively or evenly and you may end up with lots of cold spots. Call in an expert and have it looked over if you want to start feeling toasty warm again.

Your vents are blocked

If you have furniture up against the vents, then the warm air will not be able to get pumped into the room. This goes for homes with radiators or other sources of heating too - if the source is blocked, even partially by couches and shelving units and who knows what else, the air will not be able to do its job of circulating around the room and keeping the place warm. Move the furniture and you will probably find that things improve vastly.

Your home is poorly insulated

If you can afford to insulate your home, then you should do so because it will help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insulation that is pumped into cavity walls is probably the best solution, as is lining the attic with insulating foam, but anything you can do to make your home more insulated will certainly help.

You need to change the filter

A really common reason for cold homes, that is so easy to remedy, is a dirty furnace filter. If the filter is dirty, the furnace won’t function optimally and it is as simple as changing said filter to get your home feeling hot once more.

Your home is not humid enough

When humidity is low, the air will feel colder than it does when it is moister. So, if you have dry air in your house, try buying and running a humidifier to see if that improves the situation any.

Now you know why your home always feels so cold, despite your best efforts, hopefully, you can do something about it.

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