Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

As a homeowner, comfort is paramount. So when you start recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very irritating. 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 problems. It’s easy to simply recommend air conditioner service, but there are a few things you can take a look at to learn more before the pros at YES R&M Inc. come out.

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 basic 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 speak with someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes normally only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for providing the even temperatures expected.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Rethink the layout of the rooms affected by hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least improve 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis scheduled with the experts at YES R&M Inc. 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 arrange a plan to resolve any concerns 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 issues, 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 must 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 experts at YES R&M Inc. in Long Beach. Call 562-286-6624 to set up an appointment today.