Unbalanced temperatures can create hot and cold spots throughout your interior. For example, one room might feel too cold, so you adjust its temperature, but unfortunately doing this often causes another room to then feel too hot. This can be frustrating and uncomfortable to experience. In today’s post, Cooper Brothers, Inc., an expert in home furnace repair, explains what causes hot and cold spots and how to eliminate them.
What Causes Hot and Cold Spots?
Poor airflow is the usual culprit behind hot and cold spots. There may be several rooms in your home that aren’t getting enough airflow from your HVAC system. We’ll tackle the causes of poor airflow one by one. First, the vents that deliver cooled or heated air throughout your home might be blocked. You can remedy this by making sure that nothing is blocking the vents. A dirty, clogged air filter can also cause airflow issues. Fortunately, this problem can be fixed quickly and easily.
In addition to poor airflow, solar heat gain can also cause hot spots. Certain rooms in your house might get a lot of direct sunlight, causing the room to feel abnormally warm. You can address this issue by putting up shades or blinds, or by replacing the window in that room with a more energy-efficient product. Air leaks around your windows can also cause uneven room temperatures. As an AC repair expert, we suggest checking for and sealing any gaps and cracks you find around your windows and doors.
How We Can Help
One of the best ways to prevent hot and cold spots in your house is to invest in a zoning system. Zoning involves installing multiple thermostats in your home that control dampers in the air ducts, allowing you to adjust temperatures as needed in each individual zone. We can help you figure out if zoning is a good fit for your home, as well as perform duct repairs and maintenance to ensure that hot and cold air circulates properly throughout your house.
You can rely on Cooper Brothers, Inc. for all of your furnace and air conditioner repair needs. We’re an award-winning company that’s known for our great workmanship and outstanding customer service. Our technicians can help design the perfect comfort solution for your needs. We serve many areas, including San Jose. Call us at (408) 659-8879 to learn more about our products and services or to get a free estimate.