How to Handle Cold Spots in Your Home

How to Handle Cold Spots in Your Home

Have you ever noticed that certain areas of your home feeling much colder than others as your HVAC runs? Cold spots are a common issue that plague homeowners and are one of the few downsides of central air.

The good news is that there are several things you do to handle cold spots around your home.

Check Your Vents

We’ve mentioned in the past that it’s never a good idea to close your duct vents since that can result in a number of problems, one of them being cold spots. When you close your vents, not only are you blocking off certain areas from getting air, but the pressure building up inside the vents can cause ducts issues that can prevent air from getting to other parts of your home. Make sure your vents are always open and not blocked by any furniture or curtains.

Check Your Insulation

Insulation plays a big role in how air passes through and is held in your home. If the insulation in certain areas of your home is worn down more than other spots, air will more easily pass through your walls. This can result in various cold spots and leave you feeling very uncomfortable. Every few years, have your insulation inspected (and potentially replaced) to prevent cold spots.

Check Your Ducts

Like we mentioned earlier, ducts issues can often result in uneven cooling and cold spots. It’s important to have your air ducts cleaned and inspected on a regular basis in order to ensure they’re in good shape and not preventing air from reaching any areas of your home.

For any and all issues with your air ducts and/or air conditioner, trust the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing