As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start noticing 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 happen, it can mean that there are other concerns. It’s easy to simply suggest air conditioner service, but there are a few things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at Western Mechanical, Inc. pay you a visit.
Hot and cold spots can be the product of a host 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 visually inspect 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 reaping 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 providing the even temperatures expected.
What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?
- Revisit the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will resolve 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 inhibit the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at Western Mechanical, Inc. 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 resolve any problems they find.
- Get your ducts cleaned. This is apart 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 issues, but there can be a noted 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 have not choice but 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 pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. in Logan. Call 435-753-5515 to set up an appointment today.