How to Prevent Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home
Unbalanced temperatures throughout your Summerfield, Florida, home can lead to hot and cold spots. Temperature imbalances can compromise your family’s indoor comfort, especially during the summer. Fortunately, there are several tricks you can use to prevent hot and cold spots in your home. Adding airflow, upgrading your thermostat, and investing in ductless air conditioning are great ways to eliminate hot and cold spots.
Hot and cold spots are typically the result of a lack of airflow. Sometimes, an HVAC professional may add a duct along with an additional supply vent to see if the home can achieve better airflow. You can also improve airflow by running ceiling fans or opening windows. Ideally, though, a service technician will perform a number of tests to determine the exact cause of the airflow problems. Such tests include:
- Identifying sources of air infiltration
- Analyzing insulation levels
- Performing a ductwork analysis
- Conducting room-by-room load calculations
Upgrade the Thermostat
One of the easiest ways to prevent hot and cold spots is to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. When upgrading the thermostat, make sure to not place it near any heat-producing appliances. This can trick the thermostat into thinking the home is warmer than the actual temperature. As a result, the air conditioner will run around the clock, which leads to cold spots and high cooling expenses.
Invest in Ductless AC
Ductless air conditioning allows you to cool different parts of the home according to different temperatures. This makes it simple to eliminate hot and cold spots and keep your family cool this summer. If one room is too hot, you can cool the room without having to cool other parts of the home. This allows you to keep each room or zone at a temperature that suits your indoor comfort preferences.
Contact Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 877-962-2120 to learn more about preventing hot and cold spots. You can also schedule an appointment to have your home assessed for ductless air conditioning.
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