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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 irritating. Not only do hot and cold spots impact the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can mean that there are other problems. It’s easy to simply suggest air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. come by.

Hot and cold spots can be the result 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 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 reaping the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to speak 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 providing the even temperatures expected.

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 solve your problems or at least improve the comfort of the room. If you’ve already figured out 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 arranged with the pros at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on their findings and help set a plan to resolve any concerns they find.
  3. Get your ducts cleaned. This is separate 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 fix all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is done.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are a headache at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you have not choice but to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots might also mean your efficiency is less than ideal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the pros at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. in Topeka. Call 785-357-6200 or set up an appointment online today.