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 disrupt 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 suggest air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. come out.
Hot and cold spots can 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 check out each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the arrangement 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 a pro. 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 offering 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 improve 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.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis arranged with the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. so they can come out and uncover 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 concerns they find.
- 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 noted improvement after the cleaning is done.
There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you simply have to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots might also mean your efficiency is less than its best. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry. Call 815-410-1128 to set up an appointment today.