We depend on our HVAC system to keep up cool in the summer months and warm in winter months. If you have been noticing areas in your home that tend to remain consistently cooler or warmer than others, there are a few reasons for this. Hot and cold spots are fairly common within homes, and the good news is – there are often fairly simple solutions the problem.
Blocked Air flow
Blocked air vents are one of the major reasons that air is not dispersed evenly throughout your home. If a vent is blocked, air is unable to properly and efficiently spread throughout a room. A dirty air filter can also be a major cause of hot and cold spots. If you air filter becomes clogged, your HVAC system is going to have to work harder to effectively move air throughout your home. This makes your equipment less efficient, costing you money and impacting the comfort in your home. Less air flow results in less air being dispersed throughout your home.
Annual HVAC Maintenance Plans
If certain areas of your home get more direct sunlight than others, chances are you have some rooms that are always going to feel warmer than others. This is where air balancing with duct work dampers can come in handy. A bad thermostat location can result in an inefficient HVAC system if it cannot convey an accurate reading of your home’s ambient temperature. If your thermostat is exposed to direct sunlight or cold it can convey faulty readings to your HVAC system.
Air leaks are another common cause of hot and cold spots within your home. If your windows and doors have cracks, air can inadvertently seep in from the outside, resulting in more work for your HVAC system. If you are experiencing any of these problems, this is where a maintenance plan and routine servicing come in handy. For more information, contact us online or give us a call.