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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start noticing 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 appear, it can mean that there are other concerns. 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 team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air pay you a visit.

Hot and cold spots could be the effect 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 look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the layout of your furniture, there might 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 usually only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for giving you the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Rethink the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least improve the comfort of the room. If you’ve already noted 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.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to solve any issues they find.
  3. 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 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 must 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 pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa. Call 847-293-0047 or set up an appointment online today.