Do you close the doors or vents to some rooms to try to get more air to other rooms?
Are there rooms in your home you don’t use because they’re not comfortable?
Is your downstairs cold and upstairs hot?
Do your kids complain that their rooms are too hot?
You might hear a multitude of suggestions from your average air conditioning contractors to address issues with uneven temperatures. Some of the most popular are that you need to add a return here or there, you need to put a bigger vent in, install larger ducts, close this vent, redirect that vent, you need a bigger air conditioner, you need a separate air conditioner… You get the idea. What you won’t typically get is a solution which takes your entire home system into consideration.
When you are having “hot room” issues the problem usually stems from the duct work. Properly designed and sealed duct systems maintain uniform temperatures and neutral pressure throughout the house and will maximize the lifespan and efficiency of your AC. To find out what is causing uneven temperatures in your home your air conditioning contractor must assess your entire system. You want to make sure the AC contractor you choose is trained and certified to perform the tests required to assess your duct system for problems.
Of course there are other possible causes to imbalanced temperatures, such as uneven insulation, the location of the sun in relation to the room with the issue, and additions made to the home. Duct design can’t be based solely on the size of your home, and if any contractor tries to “redesign” your duct system without performing the proper tests, you should kindly but firmly show them the way out!
The Comfort Authority is not your average air conditioning contractor. We want to show you how it SHOULD be done. Our goal, as your air conditioning contractor, is to inform and educate you so that you fully understand what is going on in your home. The Comfort Authority will take the time to meticulously assess your whole home to root out the real problems and offer you the most practical solutions. Call us today schedule your complete home assessment and our experts will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best decisions you can.