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Furnace prep is a topic that, as a furnace company, we hear discussed all too often. 


There can be several reasons why some rooms are colder than others in your home, and it is not always due to just a low performing furnace. Here we will discuss five reasons you may need furnace service, repair, or replacement to keep your home adequately heated during the brutal Minnesota winters.


“How often should I get my air ducts cleaned?” 


This is one of the most common questions when we talk about duct cleaning. The standard answer is each 2 to 5 years.

Poor Insulation


If it’s not your furnace, poor insulation may be the direct cause of why some rooms are colder than others. If your home does not have sufficient insulation between the interior and exterior walls, frigid air passes quickly. 


Superior insulation surrounding windows and doors is essential to ensuring that heat doesn’t pass through the cracks.

Zone control

One issue might be that your furnace doesn’t heat the whole house due to improper zone control. 


Depending on the location of your furnace, the size of your home, and your ventilation mapping, your furnace may not be able to perform efficiently. A zone control system would be the best solution in this case, which can be easily installed during a furnace repair to support your current HVAC unit.


Wrong Furnace Size


Homeowners often have a hard pill to swallow when they use inexperienced furnace companies. 


Different furnace sizes depend on your home’s size and the necessity to cope with the Midwest’s often-freezing winters. Previous contracting companies may have installed furnaces that cannot adequately heat your entire family because they are too small. When you schedule furnace service, we can determine the best course of action in this case so that you get a warmer home without breaking the bank.


Furnace Service & Repair


If your furnace doesn’t seem to heat your whole house and some rooms are colder than others, it is most likely due to a lack of maintenance. The folks at Vent Medics recommend having your furnace serviced at least once every two to five years. 


We replace dirty filters to improve ventilation, clean ducts with specialty equipment to avoid heat blockages, and check thermostat settings. If we encounter any of these issues during your service, we provide on-the-spot recommendations so that your home gets back to optimal heating.



It’s what you don’t see that can hurt you; we have specialized cameras to see deep within your ducts. 


Our furnace cleaning service fixes dirty furnaces and clogged ductwork that produce additional carbon monoxide and force your furnace to work harder than it should. If you change furnace filters frequently, dust mites, hair, dander, and other allergens can still accumulate and spread throughout your home.


Whether it’s just a blow-out or extra maintenance on your blower-wheel assembly, we’ll improve the efficiency of your system and remove unwanted dust.


Furnace Replacement


A final possibility of why you’re not getting proper heat in every room of your house is that it is time for a furnace replacement. 


Older furnaces may not run effectively and can be a nuisance in chilly households. We clean new and old HVAC systems and recommend furnace replacements for our neighbors in rural Minnesota to ensure that they stay warm all winter long. 

If you have questions or concerns about the heating in your home, get in touch with Vent Medics and discuss solutions for your specific facility.