Top Causes of Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home
Do you ever avoid parts of your home due to excessive heat or cold temperatures? Many homes contain hot and cold spots due to issues such as HVAC repair and installation faults, structural problems, and poor insulation. The good news is you don’t have to suffer in silence. We’ve put together some of the most common causes of uneven temperatures in the home to help you find the best solution.
1. The Position of the Room
The warmest rooms in your home are likely to catch the most afternoon sun. If these rooms get too hot during summer, you can control the temperature by investing in sun-blocking window treatments, such as thermal drapes, cellular shades, or heat-reducing window film.
2. Blocked Air Vents
Your air vents should be left clean and open to ensure a steady air flow in your property. If vents are closed or clogged with dust and dirt, your HVAC system may encounter problems with air pressure maintenance. In the long term, this issue could lead to energy inefficiencies and uneven temperatures throughout the home.
3. Leaks in Your Ductwork
Cracks or holes in your air ducts could mean the air traveling through your HVAC system isn’t reaching its desired destination. As such, some rooms may not enjoy the perfectly conditioned air pumped into other parts of the house. Fortunately, an HVAC repair technician can address this issue by locating and remediating any leaks. In some cases, they may recommend a replacement, especially if the system is old and inefficient.
4. Unsealed Doors and Windows
Cold and hot air is prone to seeping through the tiny gaps in your doors and windows. During icy winter nights and hot summer days, these leaks could significantly affect your energy bills by forcing your HVAC system to work as hard as possible. To improve your home insulation at an affordable price, it’s worth weather-sealing your windows and doors using adhesive weather stripping.
5. An Improperly Placed Thermostat
Placing your thermostat next to a hot appliance or in a dark, shady corner will affect its ability to detect the average room of your home. As such, your HVAC system could end up working overtime and heating or cooling your home to uncomfortable temperatures. To help your thermostat achieve accurate temperature readings, we recommend placing it somewhere in the middle of your property, away from heat sources.
6. An Old and Inefficient HVAC System
HVAC systems don’t last forever. Most air conditioning units last between a decade and 15 years, while furnaces can last up to two decades. If you’ve started noticing your HVAC system working longer to heat or cool your home, it’s probably time to invest in HVAC installation. It’s also worth noting that modern HVAC systems are much more energy-efficient than those produced in the 1990s and early 2000s. By purchasing a new model, you could significantly reduce your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint.
7. An Incorrectly Installed HVAC System
If you have a new HVAC system that isn’t heating or cooling your home to your preferred temperature, it may not have been properly installed. To avoid this problem, approach HVAC experts such as the Green Trucks team. We’re also more than happy to repair any HVAC issues caused by amateur installations – just give us a call and let us know the full details.
8. An Inappropriately Sized HVAC System
Similarly, you may have hired an HVAC technician who provided an inappropriately sized system. If your system is too big, its power will heat or cool your rooms too quickly, causing it to run for very short intervals before shutting off. If your system is too small, it will struggle to meet your needs and will run for far too long. Again, we’re on hand to correct others’ mistakes and ensure you receive the best HVAC installation service on the market. Our team will assess your home and install a perfectly sized system based on our findings.
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If your HVAC system fails to meet your needs, it may be time to invest in an HVAC installation or repair. For the best and most affordable service on the market, reach out to the Guys in the Green trucks today by calling (615) 834-7336, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or filling out our web form.