Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

As a homeowner, comfort is paramount. So when you start noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very irritating. Not only do hot and cold spots hurt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can indicate that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at Appalachian Heating pay you a visit.

Hot and cold spots can be the effect of a variety 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 check out each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there could 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 an expert. 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 offering you the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Revisit the layout of the rooms affected by 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.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis arranged with the pros at Appalachian Heating so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help set a plan to solve any problems they find.
  3. 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 problems, 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 its best. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the experts at Appalachian Heating in Mount Hope. Call 304-707-0600 to set up an appointment today.