How to Fix Hot Spots in Your Home
If you have a hot spot in your home, there is a list of things you can do to alleviate the problem. Solutions range from fixes you can apply on your own to things that may require a qualified cooling technician. Here is a list of four things you can do to get rid of hot spots.
Keep the Sun Out
If the hot spot is occurring in an area of your house that receives a lot of sun, you should consider replacing your drapes or curtains with ones that will keep the heat out. Try curtains that reflect the sunlight and see if the temperature evens out in that area.
Unclog or Reroute Ducts
Clogged ducts can disrupt airflow to certain areas of your home. Check to see that cool air is coming into the area with the hot spot. If you find that it is not, you should contact a technician to inspect your ducts. Also, older houses constructed before the era of central air may have issues with how the ducts were installed. A competent professional will be able to determine if there is a problem and offer a solution.
Install a Zoned Thermostat
Zoned thermostats allow you the ability to provide more cooling to certain rooms in your living space. Instead of trying to cool the entire house just to counteract the hot spot, install a zoned thermostat and focus on the problem without affecting the rest of your home.
Install a Ductless AC
If the hot spot is in your garage, attic, or porch, you can install a ductless air conditioner and not have to worry about messing with your central air.
Contact a Knowledgeable Professional
Whatever the cause of your home’s hot spots, A-1 Heating Air Conditioning & Electric is here to serve consumers in the Farmers Branch, TX. area. Give us a call today to set up an appointment. Our licensed technicians also offer commercial HVAC services and 24/7 availability for your emergency needs.