Have you ever wondered why certain areas or rooms within your home feel hot or cold? The bizarre phenomenon that makes the temperature change and become considerably hotter or cooler in some areas but not others is more common than you might think, and it has nothing to do with things that go bump in the night. When your HVAC system is not working consistently it can cause you a considerable amount of stress and frustration. What are the causes of inconsistent temperatures? According to the knowledgeable service professionals at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning the three most common causes for hot and cold spots are duct problems, equipment problems and thermostat read errors.
How to Fix & Seal Leaky Ductwork
According to statistics, roughly half of the energy use from an average American home comes from the family’s HVAC system. If your furnace is working correctly then you may be experiencing a problem such as leaky ductwork. The ductwork is the pathway that both heated and cooled air uses to travel on its way to the rooms within your home. If there is a leak then this air may be escaping before it reaches its destination. Poorly insulated ductwork can also cause air temperature to fluctuate before the heated or cooled air gets to the inside space with your home.
Poorly Maintained HVAC Equipment
Poorly maintained and older HVAC equipment can all lead to problems of inconsistent heating and cooling of air. The experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning recommend a preventative maintenance tune-up to ensure your unit will perform consistently. Worse case scenario, your HVAC unit may require replacement with a newer higher-efficiency model. Another common cause for heat loss is poor insulation. Insulation acts as a barrier between the outside and inside temperatures both air leaks caused by a breach around poorly sealed doors and windows and a lack of insulation are common culprits for energy loss.
Thermostat Read Issues
Hot and cold spots can also be created if your programmable thermostat is placed in an area where the thermostat is unable to monitor consistent temperature readings. Inconsistent readings will send the wrong information to your HVAC equipment causing your equipment to inconsistently heat or cool your home. The highly skilled technicians at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning recommend thermostats be placed and mounted where they will give the most accurate readings possible. Your programmable thermostat should be kept out of direct sunlight, away from drafts and large furniture that may interfere with the quality of air flow around your thermostat.
Professional Air Conditioning Inspection and Preventative Maintenance Service
Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is a full service HVAC contractor that has provided quality service and maintenance to Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts home and business owners since 2003. Whether you require new system installation, AC or furnace repair or a full service maintenance on your existing unit, our highly trained technicians are available to take care of all of your heating and cooling needs. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated, fully licensed and insured HVAC Company dedicated to customer service and the highest standards of quality workmanship available.
Pick up the phone and contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning and speak with a customer service representative today to schedule an appointment. Whether you need maintenance, repair or replacement services to get your HVAC unit working efficiently and effectively our factory trained technicians can repair and service any make and model of heating and cooling equipment within your home or business.