Although a few degrees temperature differences between rooms is not necessary uncommon, warm or cold rooms can are typically a sign of a problem area. At REEIS, we take a very detailed approach to solving your hot or cold room conditions.
REEIS’s Comfort Solution Mapping is the most comprehensive approach to solving hot or cold rooms of the home. A REEIS Home Performance Analyst will map out the best comfort solution by first diagnosing the conditions of the home and then identifying the solution.
- Assess the conditions causing the comfort problem
- Identify the proper solution
- Improve – make the necessary improvements
- REEIS Comfort Promise – If the center of the room is greater than 3 degrees different from the thermostat temperature, REEIS will come back at no charge and identify the problem.
Three major components contribute to a hot or cold bedroom are the rooms heat load requirements, A/C and heating system air flow and pressure imbalances.
A heat load of a home is a modeling program which takes all of the building components into consideration and determines the necessary amount of heating and cooling needed to maintain a given rooms temperature. A REEIS Home Performance Analyst can determine how much energy is required to properly maintain a desired temperature by assessing the elements which impact heat transfer or loss.
Elements taken into consideration in a heat load assessment include but are not limited to:
- Wall cavity and insulation value
- Ceiling insulation
- Type of window
- Solar radiant heat gain
- Air infiltration
Common improvements which reduce a room’s heat load include:
- Duct sealing
- Sun screens
Thermal imaging camera and blower door data help in the heat load investigative process.
Once a proper heat load has been performed, a REEIS Home Performance Analyst can determine the volume of air flow needed to satisfy the room’s temperature properly. The analyst will then measure the actual amount of air flow feeding the room and temperature of the air coming from the heating and cooling system.
If the air flow volume does not meet the heat load demands, air flow improvements may be recommended.
If the temperature of the conditioned air from the heating and air conditioning system do not meet the needs of the heat load, the Home Performance Analyst may recommend an air conditioning system assessment or repair.
Anometers are used to measure pressure balancing during a home performance audit.
Most people don’t realize the impact varying negative and positive pressures have on a home’s performance. Pressure can be a leading cause of a comfort issue and can be relatively easy to fix. For a heating or cooling system to be effective cooling a room, it must have the ability to remove the stale air, condition it and return it back into the room. Pressure imbalances can prevent an air conditioner or heating system from removing the air from the room in order to heat or cool it.
If your home has this condition, fixing that hot or cold room can be a simple, low cost solution which makes a big impact.
Manometers are used to measure pressure balancing during a home performance audit.