Have you ever noticed that one or two rooms are always significantly hotter or cooler than the rest of your home? This dramatic variation in temperatures across your home is not only uncomfortable in general, but it can lead to constant fiddling with the thermostat – increasing your energy bill and causing more unnecessary spending.
Now before we get into the nitty-gritty of your home’s HVAC system, we first need to lay some groundwork. The AC unit as a whole is installed and maintained to be a well-balanced machine, meaning it can efficiently cool and heat every room in your home to its desired temperature. When your unit becomes unbalanced, you may begin to see hot and cold spot problems. Here are a few reasons your home might be experiencing these issues.
Faulty Duct Work
The air ducts in your home are the vessels in which hot and cold air travel from room to room. Therefore, it only makes sense that your home’s hot and colds spots could likely be chucked up to problems in the ductwork. Whether it is a leak causing air to escape before getting to it’s desired room or kinks in the flexiduct restricting proper airflow, problems in your system’s ductwork are likely linked to the variation in temperatures.
What is a damper you might ask? A damper is a valve or plate that stops or regulates the flow of air inside a duct. Basically, you can thank the damper for balancing your HVAC system. If you are still noticing unbalanced temperatures, it may be a damper issue.
Leave it to the dirty air filter – it can get you every time. Here is a little tip: If you are ever experiencing HVAC problems, check all the filters in your home as a simple DIY fix. A dirty air filter can easily be blocking a room or two from getting adequate air flow.
If varying room temperatures are an unrelenting problem in your home, then it is time to call out a professional AC technician. Mendez Heating and AC can get the problem solved.