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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 feeling hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots impact the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can mean 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 experts at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning come out.

Hot and cold spots could be the effect of a number 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 check out each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up your furniture, there might 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 consult with a pro. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes usually only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for giving you the even temperatures you want.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Rethink the layout of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least boost the comfort of the room. If you’ve already figured out that there aren’t any vents that are blocked, there is still a chance that the layout of the room and its furniture could inhibit the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help set a plan to fix any issues they find.
  3. Get your ducts cleaned. This is apart 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 fix all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noted improvement after the cleaning is finished.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are irritating 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta. Call 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment online today.