How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 16, 2020

It’s unpleasant to have a home where one room is perfectly comfortable while another is frigid. There are a few reasons this can happen. If you’re experiencing cold spots in your home, take a closer look at some of the causes of this phenomenon.

Your Ductwork Wasn’t Installed Correctly

If ductwork isn’t installed correctly, it can lead to inconsistent temperatures and cold spots in your home. Correctly installed ductwork will evenly spread conditioned air throughout your interior spaces. You can solve this by having a skilled HVAC technician fix your ductwork.

Blocked Vents

If a room has a blocked vent, it’s not going to get warm in the winter. You should make sure that vents are open and not blocked by rugs, furniture, curtains, or other obstructions. It’s also a good idea to vacuum every vent in your home once a month to keep them clear of debris.

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter inhibits the flow of air, which can lead to some rooms not getting enough heat. Disposable filters should be replaced and reusable ones cleaned every one to three months. This will result in proper airflow and less strain on your heating equipment.

Poor Thermostat Location

If your thermostat is in a sunny spot or near heat-generating appliances, it can’t correctly determine the temperature in your home. It should be located in a location out of direct sunlight and away from the kitchen.

Poor Insulation

One or more rooms in your home may have inadequate insulation, leading to them being colder than the rest of your home. If you suspect this is the situation, an insulation professional can perform an evaluation and fix it.

De Soto Electrical Products is a heating and cooling company based in De Soto, MO. We can help your family with cool spots caused by your central HVAC system. We handle replacements, repairs, and tune-ups for furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We can also help you with electrical problems and propane tank refills. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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