As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start feeling hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots disrupt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they appear, it can indicate 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 experts at WM J Kraus & Son pay you a visit.
Hot and cold spots can be the effect of a variety of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as simple 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 way you set up your furniture, there could 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 typically 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?
- Revisit the layout of the rooms that have 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 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
- You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at WM J Kraus & Son so they can come out and find 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 resolve 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 solve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noted improvement after the cleaning is finished.
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 team at WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk. Call 319-229-2318 to set up an appointment today.