Why Are There Hot Spots in My Home?

temperatures-risingWe are still waiting for the weather to really warm up around here. We have definitely had some warmer days lately, but we’re also not ready to start running our ACs just yet, either. That’s not a bad thing, though. Sure, after our winter season we are all ready to start enjoying warmer weather. That being said, this is a great chance to take care of some serious business, such as scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance.

While professional maintenance is without a doubt the best way in which to protect your home cooling system and the quality of its overall operation, even this will not make your system 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to encounter issues with your AC in Charelstown. That is why you should be on the lookout for early warning signs, such as hot spots popping up throughout your home.

Are Your Air Ducts Leaking?

As you’ll learn from this post, not all issues with your air conditioner stem from the air conditioner itself. The ductwork that distributes cooled air throughout your home, for instance, could be the cause of the problem. If you have trouble cooling your home evenly, and the hot spot always seems to be in the same place, then leaky ductwork could be to blame.

If this is the case, you are going to need trained professionals to seal your ductwork. This is not the type of job that you can handle on your own. Contact our team, and let us get your AC back on track.

Is Your System too Small?

Another potential cause of hot spots in the house is an undersized system. Now, if you’ve been using this air conditioner for some time and have only recently encountered this problem, then it is very unlikely that you have an undersized system. If you have always had trouble cooling your house effectively throughout, though, it is a very real possibility.

Unfortunately, the only real solution for this problem is to replace your air conditioner with a more appropriately sized system. You cannot simply add power to the existing system. In some instances, however, upgrades such as zone controls may help to alleviate the issue.

How’s Your Insulation?

For some reason, many people seem to link insulation with heating in their minds. Now, there is no denying the fact that insulation plays a very important role throughout the heating season. Keep in mind, however, that insulation actually plays a very important role throughout the entire year. Yes, it prevents heat from escaping during the winter season. It also prevents heat from making its way in during the summer season when you are cooling your home, though.

If there is not sufficient insulation in any given area of your home, then you are going to be paying more to cool your house than you should have to. Heat naturally transfers from warmer climates to cooler ones, and that is a serious problem when running your AC. Take some strain off of your system and live in greater comfort by having problems with your insulation resolved.

Call HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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