As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start feeling hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots disrupt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they show up, it can mean that there are other problems. It’s easy to simply recommend air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. come by.
Hot and cold spots may be the effect of a number of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as simple as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and check out each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there might be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not receiving the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.
For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to speak with an expert. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes usually only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for providing the even temperatures you desire.
What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?
- Revisit the layout of the rooms having issues with hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will resolve your problems or at least boost the comfort of the room. If you’ve already figured out that there aren’t any vents that are blocked, there is still a chance that the layout of the room and its furniture could hurt the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis scheduled with the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to fix any issues they find.
- Get your ducts cleaned. This is separate from air conditioner service, but can make a big impact in your home’s comfort. After all, when was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? It may not fix all of your hot and cold spot issues, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is finished.
There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you simply have to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots may also mean your efficiency is less than ideal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the experts at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City. Call 863-216-2923 to set up an appointment today.