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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots disrupt 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 few things you can take a look at to learn more before the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc come by.

Hot and cold spots may be the effect of a host 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 visually inspect each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the arrangement of your furniture, there may 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 talk with an expert. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes typically only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for giving you the even temperatures expected.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Revisit 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 determined 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 team at James Heating & A/C, Inc so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on their findings and help set a plan to fix any problems 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is done.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are irritating at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you must live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots might also mean your efficiency is less than its best. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington. Call 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment online today.