If you have spots in your home that are consistently warmer than other places, there can be several reasons why. These spots can be up to several degrees warmer than even the room they’re in. You can eliminate hot spots so your home is consistently the same temperature.
Check the Filter and Air Vents
Hot spots are often the result of airflow problems. You should replace the air filter at least every three months as a dirty one restricts airflow. Make sure all the vents are open in every room. A closed vent in one room can cause hot spots in another.
Is Direct Sunlight the Problem?
The sun can cause hot spots, especially in rooms with many windows. You should close the blinds and curtains during the afternoon in any room with a hot spot. You can also buy thermal window treatments that reduce heat caused by the sun.
Get Preventative Maintenance
You should have a technician tune-up your furnace and air conditioner once a year. This will make sure they’re working correctly and have proper airflow. Ask for a comprehensive inspection to make sure your thermostat is in a good spot. J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc provides a high-quality preventative maintenance service to families in Erie, PA. We’re a Lennox Premier dealer whose NATE-certified technicians can service any make and model.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Inadequate insulation can cause hot spots. An insulation company can use thermal cameras to determine the level of insulation in the walls and whether there needs to be more. They can also make sure you have adequate attic insulation.
Have your ducts inspected to make sure they don’t have holes or gaps. These can cause heat to build up in one room while another is inadequately heated.
At J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we repair, replace and maintain furnaces and air conditioners. We also provide indoor air quality and duct cleaning services. Call us today to find out more or to schedule a service.