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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is key. So when you start noticing 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 show up, it can mean that there are other problems. It’s easy to simply recommend air conditioner service, but there are some things you can take a look at to learn more before the experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning come by.

Hot and cold spots can be the product of a host of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as simple as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and visually inspect each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the layout 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 receiving the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to talk 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 giving you the even temperatures you want.

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 solve 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 hurt the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis arranged with the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning 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 solve any issues 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 issues, but there can be a noticeable improvement after the cleaning is done.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are irritating 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 experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line. Call 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment online today.