Does it feel like you’re experiencing a seasonal change as you move around your home? The sitting room feels cool, but as you step into the bedroom, it feels warmer in there.
These cold and hot spots are common and they make us uncomfortable in our home. There are a few explanations as to why we experience this temperature variation throughout the home.
Your AC unit is not the Right Size for Your Home
A small AC unit would work overtime in order to get all parts of your home hot or cool. Conversely, an AC unit that is too large will also cause cold and hot spots, because a particular spot in the home is being heated or cooled more than needed.
Installing the wrong size of AC unit will make it hard to control steady temperatures and humidity levels, making some parts cold and some parts hot.
Your Ductwork or House is not Well-insulated
The ductwork is usually made of metal, and the duct could lose some hot or cool air when travelling to rooms far away from the unit. This could contribute to the cold-hot spots in the home.
However, if your ductwork is well-insulated and you still have the problem, then your home’s insulation may be contributing to the cold-hot spot in your home. If your home is not well insulated, then some parts of the house will be warmer or cooler than others.
Your home is not properly zoned
Improper zoning could also cause cold and hot spots in your home. You can individually control the temperatures of zones in your home with a zoning system rather than setting the temperature for the whole house.
A proper zoning will increase the comfort of your home and at the same time save you money on heating and cooling bills.
Having inconsistent temperatures in your home can be very annoying, but you don’t have to live with them. With help from the professional technicians, the issue can be fixed easily.
Contact Arctic Plumbing and Air to help stabilize the temperatures throughout your home.