Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

As a homeowner, comfort is paramount. 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 hurt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can indicate that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. come out.

Hot and cold spots may be the product of a variety of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as simple as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and check out each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the arrangement of your furniture, there could be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not getting the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to talk with someone with experience. 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 offering you the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Revisit the layout of the rooms affected by hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix 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 arranged with the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. so they can come out and find the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help arrange a plan to fix any problems they find.
  3. 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 solve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is done.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are irritating at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you must live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots can also mean your efficiency is less than ideal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the pros at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim. Call 714-855-1717 to set up an appointment today.