A common problem for homeowners in the DC area is uneven heating. We regularly have metro area homeowners call to ask, “why does my house heat unevenly?” Once section of their home is warm and toasty, but another area feels like a meat locker. This is very frustrating for the homeowner because we all want to be able to live comfortably in our whole home. The common causes for this cold zone depends on the type of heating system.
Heat pumps can be a very efficient solution for heating and cooling your home, but if you live in the D.C. area you are at the northern limits of their effectiveness. Extremely cold weather can affect heat pump efficiency. This is why your cousin in Michigan owns a furnace.