If your Peachtree City home has uneven heating or cooling, you may find certain parts of the house are predictably uncomfortable. Eliminate hot and cold spots and increase the efficiency of your system with these tips.
Check Your Vents
Go through your home and make sure there are no obstructions in front of your vents. If you have furniture placed over or in front of a vent, air won’t be able to circulate properly throughout the room, creating hot and cold spots. It’s also important to make sure your vents are all open. It’s a common myth that closing vents in parts of the house will help regulate temperature, but closing vents will actually increase pressure in the home and may damage your HVAC system.
Install a Zoned HVAC System
A zoned HVAC system allows you to safely turn heating and cooling on or off to various parts of the home. This is the ideal solution for a home with numerous hot and cold spots. A zoned system uses dampers in the ducts to separate different parts of the home. You can use this system to adjust temperatures independently for each part of the house.
Ceiling fans can increase circulation in the home to eliminate hot and cold spots and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. Make sure your fan is set to rotate counterclockwise in summer and clockwise in winter.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
Regular HVAC maintenance is essential to keep your system operating efficiently. You should have your heating serviced each fall before you turn the system on for the first time in the year, and have your air conditioner serviced annually in early spring.
If you want to schedule your annual maintenance or talk about the options for a new zoned system, contact Powers Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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