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Why Are There Hot Spots in My House?

man-sweating-on-couchWhen you live in as hot an environment as we do, you need your air conditioner to be firing on all cylinders. Assuming that your system was properly sized and professionally installed in your home, then it should be capable of cooling your entire home effectively and evenly throughout. If it is failing to do so, then there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, you deserve better than a home that is comfortable in some areas, but riddled with hot spots throughout.

There are a lot of different reasons why you may wind up with hot spots in your home. Not all of them will demand professional air conditioning repairs in Kingsburg, CA. Others will, though, so it is vitally important that you work with a qualified AC technician to diagnose the problem that is causing hot spots to pop out throughout your living space. Here are a few reasons why your air conditioner may fail to evenly cool your home.

Degraded or Insufficient Insulation

Some people mistakenly associate insulation primarily with cold weather. After all, you layer up when temperatures drop to keep your body comfortable, right? Well, that may be true. However, it is only half of the equation.

Insulation is equally important in the summer, as it works to stop the transfer of heat year-round, not just in the winter. If you don’t have a sufficient amount of insulation in any given area of your home, or if that insulation has been ruined by pests or moisture, too much heat may transfer into your home.

Damaged Ductwork

Are you sure that your air ducts are in great working condition? Because if they are not, then it is possible for them to allow heat from unconditioned areas in your home to raise temperatures within them. Your ductwork is largely hidden from view, but this is one potential warning sign of trouble.

Sealing your ducts or, in more extreme cases of damage, replacing them may be necessary to eliminate hot spots in your home. We are happy to check in on your ducts to see if this is the problem.

Undersized Equipment

Okay, we saved the worst case scenario for last this time around. If your system is too small for your home, then it is not going to be able to effectively cool all areas of the house. Unfortunately, replacing the system with an appropriately sized model is the only way to resolve that problem.

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning is here for your AC service needs. We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!

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