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Why Are There Warm Spots in My Home?

When you have a whole-house air conditioning system, you are supposed to be able to effectively cool your whole house with it. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? If you just have a window unit in the living room and maybe a bedroom, you expect that there may be spots in the house that just are not as comfortable as others. When you have a central air conditioner in Spring, TX, though, these hot spots are not to be expected, and definitely not to be tolerated.

There are a lot of different reasons as to why your air conditioner may leave hot spots in your home. That is why hiring a professional to diagnose the problem is every bit as important as hiring a technician to actually resolve the problem. Following are some common reasons why homeowners find warm spots when cooling their homes. Let us know if you encounter any such trouble.

Your Insulation May Be to Blame

If you think that insulation is only a concern during the cold winter season, think again. Yes, a lot of homeowners primarily associate insulation with keeping heat in their homes during the winter season. It does the same job all year long, though, and is responsible for preventing excessive heating transfer into your home during the summer.

If your insulation is insufficient, or if it has been damaged in any way, heat may be able to make its way into your home too easily. If this is the case, then you are going to not only wind up with hot spots in your home, but you are going to be paying too much for too little comfort. Having your insulation improved or replaced may be necessary to resolve the problem.

Is Your System too Small?

Hopefully not, because there is really no quick fix for this particular problem. If your air conditioner has always left warm spots throughout your home, then it is possible that it is just too small for your living space. If this is the case, then replacing the entire system may be necessary in order to cool your home more successfully.

This is not a problem that will only manifest itself after a few years, so if you’ve never run into the issue before, chances are that system sizing is not to blame. Again, because there are so many potential causes of trouble, professional diagnosis is a must. Contact us if you have reason to believe that you may be best served by a new AC.

Are Your Ducts in Trouble?

When properly designed and installed, air ducts are an effective means by which to distribute conditioned air throughout one’s home. The problem is that your air ducts are hidden from view, so you often won’t notice problems with them right away. If your hot spots seem to be localized to just one area of the house, then damaged ductwork could be the cause.

If this is the case, don’t even think about running out for a roll of duct tape. That is not an effective way in which to resolve such problems. Instead, you really need to have your air ducts professionally sealed. We can handle that service for you.

Schedule your AC services with the professionals here at Milton Frank Plumbing.