While everyone wants to stay cool during the warmer months of the year, having cold spots around your home isn’t ideal. If you’ve been having this problem, here are a few things that will make fixing cold spots easy:
Check for Proper Insulation
When certain rooms don’t have proper insulation, cold spots can be quite common. If you haven’t had your installation checked for a while, then hiring a qualified HVAC technician to perform an analysis and let you know where some could be added should definitely be on your to-do list.
Look for Damage to Your Home’s Air Ducts
Since air ducts act as the delivery system for your home’s cooling efforts, then any damage to them can cause cold spots to develop while other areas are too warm. The good news is that this is an easy fix, since all you really need to do is check the duct for damage and repair any tears or holes you fine.
Check Vents for Obstructions
If the vents that deliver air throughout your home have been blocked by furniture, boxes, or anything else, then the areas where vents aren’t obstructed will be colder. You can fix this by checking each vent and removing anything that’s blocking them.
Look for Sizable Air Leaks
When you have a sizable air leak, this can cause cold spots in certain areas. While leaks can occur almost anywhere, the edges around your doors and windows are very likely culprits. Seal these areas with caulking or weather-stripping if this seems to be the issue.
Install a Zoning System
It is quite common for cold spots to appear around the house because it’s being cooled all at the same time, even though some rooms will hold different temperatures. You can fix this by installing a zoning system, which will allow you to concentrate your cooling efforts only in the areas that require it.
If you need more advice on fixing cold spots or have any other home comfort questions, contact the professionals at Detmer and Sons. We’ve been serving Dayton and the surrounding area since 1978.