Do some areas in your home always seem to feel warm no matter how low you turn the AC down? That’s the worst! But be warned: turning down the AC too far will just create cold spots everywhere else and could cause your air conditioner to wear out more quickly.
Not sure where to begin? That’s what our team at Best Home Services is here for! Try one of these five ways to stay cool and comfortable and fix all those annoying hot spots in your home this summer.
It is important to have your ductwork inspected regularly by a professional at least once every three years. Instead, cooled air may not reach its destination because of holes, leaks, or blockages in your home’s ducting.
If you have a particular room in your house that always seems hot, the problem could be in your ducts. It won’t be cool if the cool air isn’t reaching its destination.
To find out if this is the case:
- Put your hand over the air register while your AC is running. Can you feel cool air? Is the flow as strong as the other air registers around your home?
- If the answer is no, you should call Best Home Services to get your ducts inspected ASAP.
Get New Curtains
The main cause of hot spots in a house is solar heat gain. If you discover that a room with a southern exposure is getting warm, the heat from the sun might be your issue!
Hang up high-quality curtains that block or reflect the sunlight away from the home, and see if that helps keep that specific room cold.
Install a Zoned Smart Thermostat
Another way to deal with hot spots in the home is to install a zoned smart thermostat. This gives you control over the temperature of each of the zones.
A zone could be a single room, a group of rooms, or the first or second story of your home.
Making the sunny side of your house a separate zone, for instance, would enable you to lower the thermostat in those rooms to offset solar heat gain without overcooling the remainder of your house.
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You might discover that the person who added the AC ductwork later on made some faults if you have an older home that was constructed before central air became the standard.
Sharp bends or ductwork of the wrong diameter can result in airflow issues that can cause insufficient cooling in certain areas.
If you notice that the hot spots in your home are in areas that don’t have air vents, you might want to consider installing a ductless AC to keep them cool.
A ductless AC is comparable to a window unit, but is more effective and efficient than window units because it is permanently mounted to a wall or ceiling.
Ductless ACs are ideal for sunrooms, enclosed porches, garages, attics, or additions.
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Banish Hot Spots with the Best
If hot spots in your home are getting you down as the summer heats sets in, call our expert HVAC technicians at Best Home Services! We can clean and inspect your ductwork, install a ductless AC unit, or set up a zoned system that will keep you and your family comfortable all summer long.
Beat the heat with the best in the business! Call Best Home Services to schedule an appointment today; 844-921-2833!