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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 noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots impact the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can point out that there are other problems. It’s easy to simply propose air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at Colvin's 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 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 arrangement of your furniture, there may 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 talk with an expert. 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 expected.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Revisit the layout of the rooms having issues with 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 experts at Colvin's Inc so they can come out and find the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help outline a plan to fix any problems they find.
  3. Get your ducts cleaned. This is set aside 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 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 might 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 Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs. Call 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment online today.