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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 recognizing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very frustrating. Not only do hot and cold spots hurt the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they happen, it can indicate 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 pros at Forster Heating come out.

Hot and cold spots can be the result of a host 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 look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the way you set up 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 consult with a pro. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes typically 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. Reconsider the layout of the rooms affected by hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will resolve your problems or at least improve 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 decrease the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the experts at Forster Heating so they can come out and uncover 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 fix any concerns 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 resolve 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 a headache 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 Forster Heating in Auburn. Call 530-206-0330 or set up an appointment online today.