Question

Why is my master bedroom so cold in comparison to other rooms?

Asked by JWT
Bowie, MD

My Master Bedroom is directly over my garage and it is noticeably colder in there than in the other bedrooms on that floor. Is this directly related to being over the garage? I have been in other homes where the bedroom is over the garage yet they do not have that same problem.

Answer

Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

March 14, 2013

While there are numerous reasons that a certain room maybe cooler or hotter than others - the garage can be a big factor.  In many cases the air sealing and insulation work in that area is inadequate or completely non existent. 

The only real way of knowing what the issue is, is to either do some exploratory work yourself or bring in a competent energy auditor. 

 

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