Spring and summer in the Fayette County area can get uncomfortably hot and humid, so it’s important to make sure your home provides you with a cool and comfortable living environment. Which are the coolest rooms in homes during this time of year? While you should aim for an even distribution of cool air throughout your home, you might find that certain areas are easier to keep cool than others.
While your home will heat up overall on hot days, certain parts of it won’t be quite as warm as the rest of the house. Rooms on the lower floor of your home should be the coolest rooms in your home compared with those on the second floor or higher. This is due to the fact that heat naturally rises. Even with air conditioning, the upper rooms in your home are likely to be warmer than the ones below.
Rooms that don’t get a lot of sunlight will typically be cooler than rooms that get more sunlight during the day. The sun’s rays can pass through windows, making it harder to keep these rooms cool. Closing blinds or curtains to block sunlight during the hottest part of the day can help these rooms stay cooler without forcing you to run your air conditioning more often.
The condition of your home’s ductwork can make a big difference in how warm or cool a room feels. Ducts that are in good condition should allow cooler air from your air conditioner to get into certain rooms and areas of your home without any trouble. Ducts with gaps or other problems could let this cooler air out before it has a chance to get to the vents. Making sure your ductwork is in good condition can help keep all of the rooms in your home cool throughout the season.
If you need help making your Fayette County home cooler and more comfortable this season, please contact Powers Heating & Air.