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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots impact 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 propose air conditioner service, but there are a few things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at Energy Upgrades, Inc. come out.

Hot and cold spots could be the result 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 look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there might 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 consult with a pro. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes typically only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for providing the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Rethink the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will solve your problems or at least boost the comfort of the room. If you’ve already determined that there aren’t any vents that are blocked, there is still a chance that the layout of the room and its furniture could hurt the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis scheduled with the pros at Energy Upgrades, Inc. so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on their findings and help arrange a plan to solve any concerns 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 solve all of your hot and cold spot issues, but there can be a noted improvement after the cleaning is done.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are a headache 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 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 Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas. Call 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment online today.