8 Causes Of Hot And Cold Spots, Part 2
Too hot…too cold…it can be quite a challenge to keep everyone happy. In fact, family disagreements have been known to break out over who gets control of the thermostat!
In Part 2, we look at (4) more causes of hot and cold spots and offer solutions to maintain a peaceful and comfortable household.
5. Poorly Sized Unit Can Result In Hot And Cold Spots
If your AC unit is improperly sized, it will have a difficult time maintaining even temperatures throughout the house. Whether the system is too big or too small, the result is often hot and cold spots.
Pro Tip: Our technicians will perform a load calculation to determine the correct AC unit for your home. This approach estimates tonnage based on square footage, number of windows and number of occupants.
6. Ductwork Issues Can Result In Hot And Cold Spots
Problems with your ductwork can lead to incorrect temperatures in your home.
For example, if the ductwork has too many bends or it is not insulated correctly, it will be challenging for air to travel quickly and effectively throughout the house.
Ducts can also develop dirt, clogs and leaks over time. Holes and cracks allow air to escape between rooms, resulting in poor air balance in your home.
Pro Tip: There are some situations where an occasional duct cleaning is beneficial; however, your ducts should stay clean and function as they’re supposed to if they have been installed and maintained correctly.
7. Home Additions Can Result In Hot And Cold Spots
Adding on that mother-in-law’s suite or additional game room may cause your system to not have enough capacity, ducts, or vents to maintain a consistent temperature.
8. Home Orientation Can Cause Hot And Cold Spots
If your Ft. Myers or Cape Coral home faces south, the sun will be shining its rays on your home during the peak of the day. Same goes for rooms located on the south side of your home.
They will feel toasty warm during parts of the day while rooms on the north side remain cooler.
Pro Tip: There are several ways you can fix this including adding a ceiling fan or even a ductless mini split unit.
It is best to have one of our technicians evaluate your home to best understand the root cause.
Hot and cold spots can be challenging to diagnose.
Our technicians can help you determine why you are experiencing hot and cold spots in the first place, and ensure you are well-informed on your options to resolve the issue.
If you need help with air balancing in your home, give us a call and speak with one of our expert technicians, 239 693 9005