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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots with Air Conditioner Service

As a homeowner, comfort is a top concern. So when you start noticing hot and cold spots in your home, they can quickly become very annoying. Not only do hot and cold spots impact the environment you’ve worked so hard to get right, but when they show up, it can mean that there are other concerns. It’s easy to simply recommend air conditioner service, but there are a couple things you can take a look at to learn more before the team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC pay you a visit.

Hot and cold spots could be the result of a variety of things, ranging from an inadequate amount of cold air return vents to something as easy as a blocked air vent. For something like the latter, you can walk through every room in your home and look at each and every vent to see whether there is something blocking it. Depending on the layout of your furniture, there might be a vent or two that ends up being covered by a night stand or bed, meaning that you’re not receiving the full benefit from your heating and cooling system.

For something like inadequate cold air return vents, you’ll want to consult with someone with experience. It can be during routine air conditioner service or in addition to that appointment, but many homes usually only have one cold air return, which may not be sufficient for offering you the even temperatures you desire.

What does all this mean for you as a homeowner?

  1. Reconsider the layout of the rooms having issues with hot and cold spots. There’s a chance that this will fix your problems or at least increase the comfort of the room. If you’ve already figured out that there aren’t any vents that are blocked, there is still a chance that the layout of the room and its furniture could inhibit the flow of air in the room.
  2. You should get a professional duct system analysis set up with the team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC so they can come out and uncover the cause of your hot and cold spots. They’ll be able to provide recommendations based on their findings and help arrange a plan to solve any problems they find.
  3. Get your ducts cleaned. This is separate from air conditioner service, but can make a big impact in your home’s comfort. After all, when was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? It may not resolve all of your hot and cold spot annoyances, but there can be a noted improvement after the cleaning is completed.

There’s no debate that hot and cold spots are a headache at the very least, but that doesn’t mean you must live with an uncomfortable home. Beyond your comfort, hot and cold spots can also mean your efficiency is less than ideal. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots, don’t hesitate to set up air conditioner service with the pros at Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls. Call 406-761-7283 or set up an appointment online today.