A Guide to Fixing Hot Spots in Your Home
When you walk around your home in the summer, do you notice that some areas seem warmer than others? This is a common problem that HVAC professionals refer to as “hot spots.” In this instance, a homeowner’s first step is to really blast the cool air from their air conditioner, leading to inflated energy bills and spotty coldness in other areas. There are some steps you can take to fix these hot spots without turning your AC higher.
It Might Not Be Your HVAC System’s Fault
Many homeowners in Katy, TX, want to blame their HVAC system for the hot spots around your house in the summer. This isn’t always the culprit, though. Different factors around the house can cause certain areas to be warmer. One thing you can do to help with this is to block direct sunlight during the warmest part of the day. Sunlight doesn’t just heat the air in your home, it forces heat to be trapped in the flooring and walls, which is later released. Here are some tips to follow to help with this issue.
- Close curtains and blinds
- Make sure your thermostat is installed in the right location
- Open windows to let cold air in at night
Check Your Ducts
One reason certain rooms in your house are warm is that the HVAC system’s cold air isn’t reaching it. Check the ducts and vents that lead into the warmer room to make sure they are unobstructed, allowing air to flow freely. It is also a good idea to clean your vents periodically. At Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating, we can send out a technician to help inspect and clean your ventilation system.
Consider a Zone Thermostat
If your home has a draft or some areas where direct sunlight is more pronounced than others, consider installing a zoned thermostat in your home. These thermostats read the temperature in each zone and cool it accordingly, keeping it comfortable without wasting energy.
At Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating, our technicians can diagnose and remedy any issues you may be having in your home with hot spots. Contact us today for more information. Our company employs NATE-certified technicians and provides a variety of services to Katy residents and business owners, including furnace installation and repair, AC installation and repair, and ductwork services. Call today to learn more about our capabilities.