Does your home have hot or cool spots? This is not an uncommon occurrence with multi-story homes, especially older ones. Stop spending extra money on your heating and cooling bills each month and find out how you can solve uneven cooling below.
Check your Vents
The simplest solution is to open any closed vents and move furniture away from them that may be blocking circulation. Closing vents causes uneven cooling because your HVAC unit relies on a specific air pressure. It also creates a drop in efficiency, causing hot/cool spots.
Clean Your Filters
Your problem may be a dirty air filter. You should always change your HVAC filters regularly to ensure clean and healthy air is circulating throughout your home. Make sure the filter is the correct size, if not it can cause improper circulation.
Inspect Your Ductwork
Inspect the return vents for heavy dust and debris, you can clean them out with a detachable vacuum hose. If you're not feeling up to the task, call an HVAC professional for an inspection. When your air ducts are dirty, the circulation can be blocked and efficiency drops.
How's Your Insulation?
Your home's insulation is responsible for keeping cool air in and hot air out. Call a professional for an inspection to make sure you have enough insulation, that it's been properly installed, and double check its' proper R-Value (resistance to heat flow, for your home’s structure and region).
Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance visits is the key to avoiding heating and cooling issues. Call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.