When it comes time to turn the air conditioning on in your home, you want the temperature to remain consistent in every room. During the West Virginia summers, you want your home to feel as cool and comfortable as possible. However, if you start going from room to room in your home and notice significant temperature changes, it can point to a potentially serious problem.
When you first notice that one room has a significantly different temperature than the next, several underlying causes can be the culprit. A professional air conditioning repair contractor can help you identify the main reason, but there are ways to look for these issues before calling in the calvary.
How Do These Temperature Fluctuations Happen?
When your AC unit fires on all cylinders, your entire home reaches a cool and consistent temperature that helps you beat the Beckley, WV, heat. However, even when your system is working perfectly, there are still times when temperatures fluctuate from room to room. If you notice significant hot or cold spots throughout your home, it could be due to poor insulation or whether the room faces the sun.
Consider your AC duct line as well; your HVAC system delivers warm and cool air throughout your home with the help of the duct system you have installed. The further away from the unit you go, the more energy loss you experience. Gaps in the air ducts, not enough return air flow, or even an improperly sized unit can lead to massive temperature fluctuations from room to room.
Any of these causes has the potential to ruin your home’s energy efficiency and cause your HVAC system to work hard to bring your home to your desired temperature. When dealing with uneven temperatures in your home, having a plan of attack to help give your heating and cooling system a fighting chance becomes paramount.
What You Can Try to Fix These Temperature Imbalances
Helping your air conditioner or heating system set the proper temperature in your home requires identifying the source of the problem and using the right fix. Let’s discuss some of the easy fixes you can do — as well as some that need a more experienced technician to get the job done right:
Seal Your Doors and Windows
Sometimes, the reason why a particular room is warmer than the rest comes down to having more areas where energy can escape from. Broken seals on your windows and doors allow for heat energy and cool air to escape from the room more easily. This means that your HVAC system has to work twice as hard to compensate for the loss of energy.
Applying a sealant to the gaps in the windows and the doors can help plug the holes where the energy escapes and boost your energy efficiency. However, the seals are often a temporary fix, and you may have to either upgrade your windows or continually reapply caulk to the affected areas.
Address the Overly Sunny Rooms
Do you have a room that faces the sun for hours on end, and it always feels warmer even when you have the AC blasting? The main reason is most likely linked to the room’s lack of drapes, shutters, or blinds. If the sun is allowed to shine into that room without anything to dilute it, the room’s ambient temperature will continue to rise — even with the AC going.
Install some blinds, drapes, or curtains and see the improvement in the imbalanced temperatures in no time.
Let Childers Air Plumbing & Electric Help Address Your Temperature Concerns
Having an experienced HVAC technician come to your home and inspect your system can help you determine the best course of action to fix the issue.Childers Air Plumbing & Electric has helped countless customers figure out the real reason behind their system’s poor performance and how to restore it. We can even help you decide if a ductless HVAC system is right for your home! Contact one of our team members today and schedule your next appointment today.