Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots impact the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they show up, it can indicate that there are other issues. 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 experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning come out.

Hot and cold spots could be the effect of a variety 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 look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up 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 consult with someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes normally 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?

  1. Reconsider the layout of the rooms having issues with hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least increase the comfort of the room. If you’ve already noted 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.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis scheduled with the pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to solve any issues 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 solve all of your hot and cold spot issues, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is finished.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying 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 may 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte. Call 734-363-8907 to set up an appointment today.