We’re going to be for a hot summer this year in Southern California. You’ve certainly already had your air conditioning system running on a regular basis to maintain comfortably cool home. Hopefully, it’s been doing its job well and provided an even spread of cooling throughout the house.
But what if you’ve noticed that certain rooms are warmer than others? This is often a sign that something is wrong with the air conditioner, or possibly the ventilation system. First, check to see that the trouble isn’t from the rooms themselves (such as windows that don’t seal properly). Then consider these possibilities for the hot spots:
- Aging air conditioner: If you air conditioner is over 15 years old, it may be losing its cooling ability because of the wears and tears of age. Call for HVAC technicians and ask their opinion about whether it’s time to replace the air conditioner, or if continuing with repairs is the better choice.
- Clogged air filter: The issue may be due to a drop in airflow through the ventilation system, which will start to affect the farthest rooms first. See if the HVAC air filter is clogged and needs to be changed or cleaned. (And make sure that you do this regularly throughout the rest of the summer.)
- Leaky air ducts: If holes and gaps start to develop in the ducts of the ventilation system, it will result in up to 30% of the air inside the ductwork escaping. Hot spots in a house can sometimes indicate that the ductwork leading to the rooms is losing much of its cold air. You’ll need professionals to seal these leaks.
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