Why is My Bedroom Cold?
Homeowners often think that resolving temperature fluctuations throughout their home may require a major investment – like replacing the heating system or re-installing all the insulation. While these major “fixes” may well be required at some point, there are still many options for resolving cold rooms and cold spaces in the house. The important thing is to determine the actual source of the problem, so that the fix will provide a viable solution that will be long lasting.
Cold bedrooms, whether in the basement or the second floor, could be the result of anything from a dirty furnace filter, to clogged heating ducts, to a malfunctioning thermostat. At the same time, it could something more involved – like drafty windows or doors, a poorly sealed fireplace, even exterior walls that are overly cold to the touch (in winter). In fact, many older homes suffer from major heat loss, where exterior walls have lost their insulating value, or don’t have insulation.
Whatever the cause, whatever the source, getting to the root of the problem is essential. And here, it’s best to have a professional with the expertise to assess the problem, and make viable recommendations, whether it’s some basic draft proofing, some more involved retrofitting, or a bigger project like sealing and insulating parts of the house. Above all, the work that’s decided on should be done right - quality products, everything to code, and without needless shortcuts.
At Great Northern Insulation, in house specialists offer an end-to-end service package that begins with a professional home assessment, offers workable solution options, and continues with high quality installation work. The idea is to provide homeowners with fixes that resolve problems, while ensuring long-term energy efficiency for the entire home. The result: enhanced comfort throughout the home, and cost savings from season to season.