A Guide to Fixing Hot Spots in Your Home

W A Air Conditioning has provided a full range of air conditioning services to homeowners throughout Trinity, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities for more than 25 years. Uneven cooling, sometimes called hot spots, is a rather common AC problem in Texas. Let us consider where to focus in order to diagnose the trouble.

Malfunctioning Air Conditioner or Heat Pump

The unit itself is an obvious culprit. If you have not had your unit inspected recently, you should schedule service to rule out malfunctions, such as a bad blower motor or leaking refrigerant.

Air Duct Leakage

In a ducted system, sealed air ducts are crucial to ensure that conditioned air is distributed in an efficient manner. Leaks can develop over time, and if you have not had your ducts cleaned and inspected in the last several years, this may be a good time to do that.

Defective or Misplaced Thermostat

A defective thermostat can result in not enough cooled air being provided to the home. A misplaced thermostat can result in incorrect readings as well. If you don’t get enough cool air, you’ll get hot spots based on how air flows through the home.

Closed, Suboptimally Placed and Missing Vents

Unless you have a variable-speed blower motor, closed return vents can result in hot spots. A suboptimally positioned return vent may be correctable using a deflector. In the most extreme cases, it may be necessary to add a vent to the room, which will usually require ductwork as well.

Insulation and Ventilation Problems

Inadequate insulation can result in loss of conditioned air and thus a hot spot in that particular area. The attic and crawl space are two areas where ventilation and insulation are pivotal, but even inadequate insulation in your walls can result in hot spots.

No More Hot Spots

At W A Air Conditioning, we offer services related to cooling, heating, home energy audits, and indoor air quality. Let us help you overcome your hot spots and other AC-related issues. Call us today to learn more and schedule your first appointment.

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August 1, 2019 4:28 pm