As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots disrupt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they appear, it can mean that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at Vogts Heating & Air come out.
Hot and cold spots can be the effect of a variety of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as easy as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and visually inspect each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there may 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 someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes usually only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for providing the even temperatures expected.
What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?
- Revisit the layout of the rooms affected by 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 figured out that there aren’t any vents that are blocked, there is still a chance that the layout of the room and its furniture could inhibit the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis arranged with the team at Vogts Heating & Air so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help set a plan to solve any problems they find.
- Get your ducts cleaned. This is set aside 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is finished.
There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are a headache at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you have not choice but to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots may also mean your efficiency is less than optimal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the experts at Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello. Call 208-621-0129 to set up an appointment today.