As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start feeling hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very irritating. Not only do hot and cold spots hurt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they appear, it can mean that there are other problems. 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 Honke Heating & AC pay you a visit.
Hot and cold spots could be the product of a host 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 layout of 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 getting the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.
For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to speak with someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes normally only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for giving you the even temperatures you desire.
What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?
- Rethink the layout of the rooms having issues with hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will solve your problems or at least increase 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 hurt the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at Honke Heating & AC 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 outline a plan to fix any concerns they find.
- 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot problems, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is completed.
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 optimal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the experts at Honke Heating & AC in Gresham. Call 503-663-8033 to set up an appointment today.