Do some areas in your home always seem to feel warm no matter how low you turn the AC down? That’s the worst! But be warned: turning down the AC too far will just create cold spots everywhere else and could cause your air conditioner to wear out more quickly.
Not sure where to begin? That’s what our team at Best Home Services is here for! Try one of these five ways to stay cool and comfortable and fix all those annoying hot spots in your home this summer.
Check Your Ducts
It is important to have your ductwork inspected regularly by a professional at least once every three years. Otherwise, the ductwork in your home could develop holes, leaks, or blockages that will prevent cooled air from reaching its destination.
If you have a particular room in your house that always seems hot, the problem could be in your ducts. It won’t be cool if the cool air isn’t reaching its destination.
To find out if this is the case:
- Put your hand over the air register while your AC is running. Can you feel cool air? Is the flow as strong as the other air registers around your home?
- If the answer is no, you should call Best Home Services to get your ducts inspected ASAP.
Get New Curtains
Solar heat gain is a top reason for hot spots in a home. If you notice that a southern-facing room is getting hot, heat from the sun could be the culprit.
Hang up high-quality curtains that block or reflect the sunlight away from the home, and see if that helps keep that specific room cold.
Install a Zoned Smart Thermostat
Another way to deal with hot spots in the home is to install a zoned smart thermostat. This gives you control over the temperature of each of the zones.
A zone could be a single room, a group of rooms, or the first or second story of your home.
For example, you could make the sunny side of your home one zone, allowing you to set the thermostat lower for those rooms to offset the solar heat gain without overcooling the rest of your home in the process.
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If you have an older home that was built before central air became the norm, you may find that whoever added the AC ductwork, later on, made some mistakes.
Sharp bends or ductwork of the wrong diameter can result in airflow issues that can cause insufficient cooling in certain areas.
At Best Home Services, we can check for these kinds of ductwork issues and help you correct them so your home will be cool and comfortable. Call us today to schedule a service visit; 844-921-2833!
Install a Ductless Air Conditioner
If you notice that the hot spots in your home are in areas that don’t have air vents, you might want to consider installing a ductless AC to keep them cool.
A ductless AC is similar to a window unit, but it will be permanently mounted to the wall or the ceiling and delivers better performance and higher efficiency than window units.
Ductless ACs are ideal for sunrooms, enclosed porches, garages, attics, or additions.
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Banish Hot Spots with the Best
If hot spots in your home are getting you down as the summer heats sets in, call our expert HVAC technicians at Best Home Services! We can clean and inspect your ductwork, install a ductless AC unit, or set up a zoned system that will keep you and your family comfortable all summer long.
Beat the heat with the best in the business! Call Best Home Services to schedule an appointment today; 844-921-2833!