Heating & Air Conditioning | Cincinnati

Searching for the source of cold air.

I had to laugh today.  My husband was downstairs working on one of his helicopters.  He had a tight grip on his vacuum cleaner, as he ran up the stairs.  I asked him if everything was all right and he said he just had to clean the air vent,  I thought he had cleaned all of the air vents a month ago. Apparently he had forgotten the air vent in the spare bedroom.  I had to laugh because the air vents really weren’t that dirty. I had cleaned it right before Christmas, so we could turn up the heat for our company.  He said that he wanted to make sure all of the air vents were clean, in his search to find out why it was so cold in our home. The air vents are actually the baseboard heaters.  We have a boiler system for our heating system. The baseboard heaters have the water pipes going through them. The fans blow the heat from the pipes, across the fins and the heat is  directed onto the floor. It has been really warm for the last several years, but not right now. It seems that this year, our home is so much colder. I’m not sure how long he is going to search for the source of the cold air.  I keep telling him that the draft is coming up through the floor. I think the insulation needs to be replaced, or maybe there is a crack in the foundation, but I’m not an expert in heating. Come to think of it, neither is he, so maybe we should just call the HVAC company and get evaluated.

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