Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

July 22, 2015

Hot and cold spots in your home can be an annoyance to put it mildly. They can be damaging to your home comfort, but what’s worse is that they could point to problems with your heating and cooling system. You may need air conditioner service and Farris Heating & Air is ready to help you, but we’ve got some things you can think about before we come out.

Hot and cold spots may indicate you have an inadequate number of cold air return vents or it may be something as straightforward as unblocking a blocked air vent. All you’ll need to do is walk through your home and see if anything is blocking any of your vents. If you find that you have a vent or two obscured by furniture or your child has dropped clothes in front of one, you’re not getting maximum efficiency from your heating and cooling system.

If the concern is something more fundamental like a lack of cold air return vents, you should talk with an expert—whether during a routine air conditioner service appointment or if you call about this issue specifically. A lot of homes have only a single cold air return. This is often not sufficient to keep your home evenly heated or cooled.

What can you do?

  1. Examine the furniture arrangments of the rooms that have hot and cold spots. Even if vents aren’t directly blocked, the arrangement of furniture in each room could be preventing continuous airflow throughout that room.
  2. Call Farris Heating & Air to have a professional duct system evaluation, so we can find the cause of your hot and cold spots. We can give you recommendations and help you resolve any problems we find.
  3. Have an expert clean your ducts to make a noticeable improvement to your home’s comfort. This may not solve all of your problems with hot and cold spots, but you may see a big improvement once your vents are cleaned.

Hot and cold spots shouldn’t be making your home uncomfortable and your HVAC system inefficient. If you’ve located hot and cold spots in your home, call Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville to schedule air conditioner service. Call 918-534-8194 or set up an appointment today.*

* The above tips are based on opinion and should not merely be relied upon without consideration of your particular situation or any additional unique facts and circumstances. Farris Heating & Air MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ITS CURRENCY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OR ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.