How to Deal with Uneven Cooling Issues

How to Deal with Uneven Cooling Issues

How to Deal with Uneven Cooling IssuesYou pay good money each month in energy bills to run your HVAC system, but your home still isn’t entirely comfortable. Whether your upstairs rooms are too warm, or north-facing rooms are too cool, uneven temperatures are a disruption to your life. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, read on to learn how to handle uneven cooling issues yourself and when you should call your HVAC technician.

DIY Solutions

There are plenty of DIY tasks around your home to keep it more comfortable. Change your furnace filter regularly, and keep interior doors open to allow balanced airflow from supply vents to return grilles. Not all DIY tasks are so simple. However, if the following DIY tasks are within your skill set, time, and budget, they may even out temperatures and lower your energy bills.

  • Air leaks: Seal drafty windows and doors with caulk and weatherstripping.
  • Insulation: Make sure attic insulation is evenly spread, is in good condition, and that you have enough installed (e.g. up to R-60).
  • Heat gain: Use heavy drapes or layered drapes to block heat gain/loss through windows. Other window treatments include shutters, window films, shades, and awnings.

Professional Solutions

If you have an toothache, you call your dentist, right? If you have persistent home comfort problems, call your HVAC contractor. Your technician should address the following common factors that could be contributing to uneven cooling in your home:

  • A/C sizing: If your A/C is too small or too large for your home, you may need to replace it, install a zoning system, or live with high energy bills and uneven heating and cooling until it breaks down.
  • Duct design: Poor ductwork design is quite common in older homes — and even some newer homes. Correct duct sizing and layout is necessary for balanced airflow in your home, which is required for balanced comfort.
  • Duct leaks: Air leaks in ducts may be contributing to uneven air distribution. Your technician can seal those up.

Don’t suffer with uneven cooling in your Peachtree City home. Contact Powers Heating & Air today to schedule an HVAC and home energy inspection.

 

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). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040. 

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