Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots hurt 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 a few things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at US Air Heating and Cooling come by.

Hot and cold spots may be the effect of a variety of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as basic as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the layout of your furniture, there could be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not getting the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to speak with someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes typically only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for offering you the even temperatures you desire.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Rethink the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least increase 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis scheduled with the pros at US Air Heating and Cooling 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 solve any concerns they find.
  3. 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is completed.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are irritating at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you have not choice but to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots can also mean your efficiency is less than its best. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the team at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill. Call 803-220-0761 to set up an appointment today.