Avoiding Both Hot and Cold Spots
It seems there is always a hot and a cold room in a home. Most people just put up with it. But is that the right thing to do? In fact, balancing the air in your home will improve circulation, increase energy efficiency, and extend your HVAC system’s performance.
When a technician attempts to balance the air in your home, there is a whole checklist of tests and adjustments. They use the tools and tricks of the trade they have learned from years of experience.
If you are experiencing hot and cold zones, it is a good idea to leave the adjustment to the professionals. Veterans AC and Heat will come out and test and tweak each room until the unit is running smoothly. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do on your own to improve the circulation in your home.
DIY Tips for Balancing the Air in Your Home
Eliminating the hot and cold spots in your home is energy efficient and will help our HVAC system perform to the best of its ability. So why would you not try what you can? Here is a list of things you can try. Then, call the experts at Veterans AC & Heat to finish the job.
- Check from room to room to ensure all registers are open, then adjust for a cold room accordingly.
- Look for drafts under doors and around windows. Good weather seal goes a long way here.
- Replace all of the filters and clean out the area if need be.
- Be sure the intake vents don’t have anything in front of them blocking airflow.
- Is there a lot of sunlight coming in the hot zones? Consider installing drapes or shutters that will filter the amount of sun coming in.
- Adjust your ceiling fans according to the desired temperature in each room.
From there, your HVAC specialist will check for additional issues.
Let Veterans AC and Heat Check It Out
Now that you have done all you can do to regulate each room’s condition, you should have your local HVAC technicians check out the system. If you continue to have heating and cooling issues, they will check a few areas you may not have thought to check.
The professionals will look at your ductwork to be sure there are no holes there. Occasionally, a rodent may chew a hole in one, they can get a tear, or the seams may come loose. Additionally, they will examine your insulation needs and what is currently in place. If you need insulation improvements, they can identify the areas needing work and schedule the remediation.
The HVAC unit in your home may not be enough for the needs of your home. In that case, the tech may recommend a larger unit or a second air handler. Also, the tech can add extra return ducts where needed.
Once the inspection of your system is complete, your air should be working as it should. The experts at Veterans AC & Heat will be sure of it. They know how difficult it can be to have varying zones in the home. And, they don’t want your AC to burn out due to complications either. They will search until they have solved your HVAC systems problem.
Consider a Maintenance Plan for Balancing the Air in Your Home
Another way to ensure your HVAC system works up to par is to sign up for a maintenance plan. Having regular AC check-ups will allow the technician to regularly hear from you about how you feel your system works. Then, if a little problem creeps up, the technician will locate and repair it before it becomes a larger issue.
Whether your hot spot is due to the afternoon sun beaming into your windows or a tear in the ductwork, a technician will be there to make the necessary adjustments. If you have a cold room in your home, have you checked to see if the vents are wide open in that room, pulling all the airflow away from the other places? Let an expert determine the proper airflow for each and every room in your home.
Call Veterans AC and Heat to schedule your free consultation and get those hot and cold spots under control.