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 appear, it can indicate that there are other concerns. 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 I-Deal HVAC pay you a visit.
Hot and cold spots may be the product of a number 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 arrangement of 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 getting the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.
For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to consult 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 providing the even temperatures expected.
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 solve 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at I-Deal HVAC so they can come out and find the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help arrange a plan to solve any problems 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot problems, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is completed.
There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you must live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots may also mean your efficiency is less than optimal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the team at I-Deal HVAC in Albuquerque. Call 505-445-1250 to set up an appointment today.