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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 recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very irritating. Not only do hot and cold spots disrupt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can indicate that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc come out.

Hot and cold spots may 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 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 reaping the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to consult with an expert. 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. Rethink the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix 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 hurt the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis arranged with the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to resolve any problems they find.
  3. Get your ducts cleaned. This is set aside 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 problems, but there can be a marked improvement after the cleaning is finished.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are a headache 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield. Call 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment online today.