As the hot summer heat is approaching us, you might be ready, but is your AC? Hot, sticky, Florida summers can be extremely uncomfortable, causing you to sweat when you’re just trying to cool off in the comfort of your home. Uneven hot and cold spots can be prevented with the proper AC for your home. Believe it or not, 80% of homes don’t have an AC unit that is properly sized for their home. Don’t start this summer off with the wrong AC unit. Read below to learn other ways to prevent hot and cold spots.
3 Reasons Your Home Gets Cold and Hot Spots How To Prevent It
Dirty Air Filters:
Dirty or clogged air filters could be the culprit of uneven hot and cold spots. Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC to inefficiently work, but actually have to work even harder all at the same time. This results in less airflow and air circulation. It’s recommended to change your air filter every 1 to 3 months!
Low airflow and inconsistent heating could be a sign of clogged or dirty ducts. Cool air travels and cycles in the ducts that go through your home, so if they’re dirty the air won’t flow as efficiently or make it to the room. Without steady air, your home won’t be able to maintain the right temperature. Before looking in the vents, make sure your vents are open and not obstructed by any furniture in your home. If this doesn’t help, you may need to hire a pro to help clean the ducts.
Wrong Sized HVAC:
It can be hard to narrow down the reason your AC isn’t properly working sometimes. If none of the above reasons concern your home, you may have an AC unit that is too small for your home. Hire a pro and they can do free manual J calculation to determine the correct tonnage for your home by checking the vents, thermostat, and the unit size. For example, if your home is smaller, the AC unit might be working too hard. Save money, time, and a whole lot of discomfort with a simple HVAC check-up. Regular maintenance on your AC can make it last up to 40% longer, so it’s worth it in the long run.
Not only will preventing cold and hot spots keep you comfy, but it will also reduce the bills. Don’t let the Florida Heat catch you off guard this summer and prepare your HVAC with Air Rescue. When it comes to experience, Air Rescue has an extensive history with Florida temperatures and homes across the Tampa Bay area. We’ve performed repairs, maintenance, and installations since 1946 and our team of award-winning experts provides quick service to get your home back to a comfortable temperature. Call us today at (813) 612-5600 for the latest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technology for energy-efficient solutions. For more information visit our website at airrescueflorida.com.