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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Are There Cold Spots in Your Home?

dog-under-blanketJust because our winters are not as cold as those in other parts of the country is no reason to overlook the fact that they are certainly cold enough for discomfort. When your home is chilly and drafty, there is no way in which you are going to be able to live in the level of comfort that you desire and, we believe, deserve. That is why you should do whatever it takes to eliminate cold spots in your home.

But why might cold spots pop up, anyway? Well, as is the case with most heating problems, there are a number of reasons why you may encounter cold spots in your home. The Hanford, CA heating professionals on our team are here to help, though. When we investigate the situation, we’ll give you the proper diagnosis the first time around. From there, we can advise you as to how you can best go about resolving the problem and live more comfortably.

Have You Always Had the Issue?

If so, then there is some bad news. Your heater may simply be too small to accommodate a home of your size. The sizing of your heating system is a very important step in the installation process, and an undersized heater is simply not going to be able to heat your home effectively—certainly not efficiently.

You may need to add a space heating option or a single blower ductless mini split to the cold area that the heater is struggling to reach, or you may just want to replace the heater entirely. If you do, rest assured in knowing that scheduling your heating replacement with our team means that the job will be done right from start to finish.

Is It a New Issue in Just One Area?

If so, then it may be the result of leaky air ducts. The majority of homeowners use forced air heating systems, such as furnaces or heat pumps, in order to heat their homes. The issue with doing so is that air ducts may develop leaks, and once they do, you may not be aware of it. Uneven heating in a consistent area of your home is a pretty good sign that the ductwork servicing that area is leaking, though.

Sealing that particular stretch of ductwork is the best way in which to resolve the problem, though severe damage or issue with duct design/layout may require duct replacement, instead. Regardless of the exact service that your system demands, it is always going to be in your best interest to hire a trained professional for the job.

Does the Problem Persist in the Summer, too?

Okay, so you have cold spots in the winter. What about hot spots in the summer, though? If so, then what you may be dealing with is insufficient or degraded insulation. Remember, insulation does its job of preventing unwanted heat transfer all year long. If your insulation is not up to the task, then you are going to suffer inefficiency even as your comfort drops, leaving you paying more for less.

Schedule your HVAC services with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. 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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