What’s the Deal With Hot and Cold Spots?

December 15, 2018
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Dealing with hot and cold spots in your Liberty City, Texas, home can be frustrating. It’s not easy to maintain a comfortable atmosphere when certain rooms warm up when the heating system is going while others never seem to reach the right temperature. Read on to learn how to manage hot and cold spots more efficiently and keep your home feeling comfortable.

What Causes Hot and Cold Spots?

Before you can figure out how to resolve the issues, the first step is understanding what causes some rooms to warm up while others stay cold. The structure and layout of your home are major factors, especially the:

  • Number of windows
  • Amount of sunlight that comes through the windows
  • Amount of insulation used in the construction

The ductwork of your home may also impact how effectively the HVAC system can deliver heated and cooled air. That’s especially true if it wasn’t installed properly or you have made additions to the structure without altering the HVAC system.

What to Check

Now that you understand what may be causing ineffective heating and cooling, the next step is figuring out what to do about the issue. Make sure to check that all your vents and registers are clear and free of debris. If you have furniture pieces blocking any of these vents, the air may not be flowing as freely through them. It’s also important to be sure the air has a clear path throughout the room from the vent.

Next, feel around your home for any drafts. You could have a leaky window in one of the rooms that’s hard to heat up, allowing warm air to seep out and cold air to come in from outside. A lack of insulation in certain rooms could lead to cold spots during the winter months. Therefore, you should have a professional check whether the insulation is sufficient.

At JD’s A/C, we can help diagnose the problems that are causing HVAC inefficiency. Contact us today at (903) 759-7483 to eliminate hot and cold spots in your home once and for all.

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