Even though the summer months mean you’ll want to be running your A/C more often, cold spots around the house caused by unbalanced airflow can be quite annoying. The good news is that fixing cold spots isn’t too difficult of a task, as long as you know how to proceed. Let’s take a look at a few simple tips.
Perform an Insulation Analysis
When dealing with cold spots, it’s always a good idea to do an insulation analysis to determine if certain areas are lacking a bit. If you’re not confident in doing this on your own, there’s absolutely no shame in hiring a qualified HVAC technician to do the job for you.
Seal Air Leaks to Eliminate Drafts
While it’s impossible to take care of every air leak in your home, you should concentrate on the ones that are causing drafts. Wherever feel a draft, look around and see if you see the source of the problem. The most common areas are typically around the edges of your windows and doors, which can typically be fixed with either caulking or weatherstripping, depending on the size of the crack or gap.
Remove Obstructions from Vents
A simple reason why you may be experiencing cold spots around your home is that vents in certain locations have become blocked by a piece of furniture, boxes, or something else. Check each of the vents and remove any objects or debris that may be keeping the cool air from reaching these rooms.
Upgrade to a Zoning System
The truth is that a traditional HVAC system isn’t always efficient when in cooling off your home due to the fact that different rooms require different conditioning needs. To avoid cold spots because of this problem, you can use a zoning system instead, which gives you the ability to only cool off the rooms that you choose.
For more professional advice on fixing cold spots or any other home comfort concerns, contact the HVAC experts at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the needs of Indianapolis and the surrounding area for nearly 50 years.