It’s a common in-home occurrence all year long: some areas of your home are warmer or cooler than others. To compensate for the less comfortable areas, you adjust the thermostat accordingly and, in the process, jack up your energy costs.
Those may be facts of life, but they’re not ones you need to live with. That‘s because hot and cold spots are often the result of poor air distribution, and that’s usually a problem that can be fixed.
Let’s look at some of the more common causes of poor air distribution:
- Cracks or gaps near windows and outside facing doors.
- Registers or vents blocked by clothing, artwork, indoor plants, or any other obstruction.
- Not enough vents or, perhaps, vents or registers that are poorly placed.
- Poorly located thermostats, such as in direct sunlight.
- Cracks or gaps in ductwork causing air to escape, thus making your system work harder to provide the level of conditioned air you desire.
- Poorly designed or ill-configured duct work.
- Under- or over-sized HVAC systems.
- Insufficient or aging insulation
- HVAC systems on the decline
Whatever the cause of your home’s hot and cold spots, Burton can accurately diagnose and correct the problem. As appropriate, we’ll explain your options and provide a guaranteed price quote before implementing the approved solution. For solutions to all your indoor comfort needs, contact Burton now or any time at all.