As a homeowner, comfort is paramount. So when you start feeling hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. 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 indicate that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply suggest air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at HCE Systems Inc pay you a visit.
Hot and cold spots can be the effect of a number of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as easy 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 layout of your furniture, there may be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not receiving the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.
For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to talk with a pro. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes usually 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 noted 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 arranged with the team at HCE Systems Inc so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to fix any issues 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 issues, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is done.
There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you simply have 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 experts at HCE Systems Inc in Norton. Call 276-302-0076 to set up an appointment today.