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Are There Hot Spots in Your House?

working-on-ACTo say that our summer weather can make things rather uncomfortable is to make a huge understatement. Around here, the heat and the humidity of the summer season come together to all but decimate our comfort. Fortunately for us modern homeowners, there are plenty of air conditioning systems on the market up to the task of cooling our homes down and allowing us to live in the comfort that we deserve. Unfortunately for us, there is still no guarantee that you will never run into trouble when cooling your home.

There are a lot of different factors that may converge to disrupt your comfort, even if you do have a great air conditioning system in place. One of the most frustrating issues is to have your air conditioner up and running, only to find that there are hot spots at different points throughout your home. If your air conditioner in Irmo, SC used to cool your home evenly and effectively, but hot spots are now creeping up, contact us to have the problem resolved. 

What Causes Hot Spots in the House?

Before we can go about resolving problems with hot spots in your home, we must first figure out exactly what the cause of the problem is. This is just as important a step as the actual repairs or service that are needed. You don’t want to be “fixing” a problem and paying for that fix, only to find that it wasn’t the actual cause of the larger issue at hand.

Leaky Ductwork

This is a very common culprit in the case of cooling a home unevenly. The majority of homeowners are using forced air central cooling systems, such as a traditional split AC or a heat pump. This is a dependable and effective way in which to cool one’s home, but it is not without its faults. The ductwork that delivers conditioned air throughout the house may be torn, damaged during construction, or corrode due to an unseen leak. When that happens, air can leak out, leaving the affected areas warmer than others.

Undersized Equipment

Have there always been hot and/or cold spots throughout your home? If so, then it is very possible that your HVAC systems are simply improperly sized for your house. This could mean that the areas closest to the air handler, for instance, are more comfortable than those that are further away. Unfortunately, the only real solution to this problem is to replace that equipment with systems of a more appropriate size.

Insufficient Insulation

The insulation in your home plays a vital role throughout the entire year. When cooling your home, the heat from the air outside will try to transfer through the building materials and into the cooler environment within. The insulation is there to prevent this. If you don’t have enough insulation in place, or if it has degraded over time, then you may experience trouble maintaining comfortable temperatures in all areas of your home.

Schedule your air conditioning services with Fulmer Heating & Cooling. 

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