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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start feeling 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 appear, it can mean that there are other concerns. 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 North Mechanical Heating and Cooling pay you a visit.

Hot and cold spots can be the result of a variety 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 arrangement of 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 affected by hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will resolve your problems or at least boost 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling so they can come out and determine the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help arrange a plan to resolve 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 completed.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are annoying at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you must live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots might also mean your efficiency is less than its best. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson. Call 928-263-8570 to set up an appointment today.

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