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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 noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots hurt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they appear, it can point out that there are other issues. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at Gillman Heating and Air come by.

Hot and cold spots can be the product of a host of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as easy as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there could be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not getting the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to talk with a pro. 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 providing the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Revisit the layout of the rooms having issues with hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will resolve your problems or at least increase the comfort of the room. If you’ve already noted 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 scheduled with the experts at Gillman Heating and Air so they can come out and find the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on their findings and help arrange 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 solve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noticeable 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 simply have to live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots can also mean your efficiency is less than ideal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the team at Gillman Heating and Air in Perry. Call 478-202-3076 to set up an appointment today.

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