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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is paramount. 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 appear, it can point out that there are other concerns. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the team at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. pay you a visit.

Hot and cold spots may be the product 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 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 consult with someone with experience. 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. Reconsider the layout of the rooms affected by hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least increase 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 inhibit the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the pros at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to offer recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to solve any problems 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 resolve all of your hot and cold spot issues, but there can be a noted improvement after the cleaning is finished.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying 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 optimal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the pros at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. in Elmhurst. Call 630-833-1100 or set up an appointment online today.