Temperature fluctuations in the form of hot and cold spots in your home doesn’t mean your home is haunted – it means that you’re having an insulation or HVAC system issue! In this blog entry, the Dallas HVAC system inspection service repair experts here at Power Clean Solutions will detail the best ways to correct hot and cold spots inside your property.
According to the Insulation Institute, about 90 percent of homes don’t have adequate insulation or insulation makes your home uncomfortable, and increases energy bills. Determine if you have enough insulation by entering your attic or roof space, and measuring the insulation between joists. If your insulation is about 4-5 inches deep, your home has poor insulation. If your insulation is between 6-7 inches deep, your home has inadequate insulation. And if your insulation is between 16-18 inches deep, your home has good insulation, and it might be another issue.
Room Additions or Rooms Without Ductwork
Areas like home editions, 4 season rooms, sunrooms, garage workspaces, and second floor bedrooms are harder to heat up and cool than other rooms. Additionally, rooms that lack ductwork are harder to heat and cool. Adding ductwork can be expensive or even stressful on your existing ductwork – we recommend adding a mini-split heat pump in this situation to handle temperature issues. This device is made of two small units, one interior and one exterior, attached to the wall. They work to transfer heat from the air to keep rooms at stable and comfortable temperatures. Ask your HVAC system installation expert for advice as to what size mini split system will best suit your needs.
Worn Out Heating and Cooling Systems
Over time, home temperature control systems wear out and become less efficient, taking longer to heat or cool your interiors. This is especially the case if you regularly skip yearly maintenance, which is a necessity to ensure long-lasting quality performance for HVAC systems. Properly serviced and maintained heating and cooling systems last 15-20 years or even more – but these systems still might take a while to heat or cool your property towards the end of this lifespan.
ENERGYSTAR estimates that ductwork loses between 20-30 percent of its heated or cooled air through holes, leaks, or loose connections. These issues may make your entire home – or just particular rooms – harder to fully heat or cool.
Improperly SIzed Heating or Cooling Systems
If your HVAC equipment is too small, your AC or furnace will have to run much more regularly to keep your property comfortable. This on and off cycling will strain your system, causing it to wear out or break faster. If your HVAC equipment is too big, your AC or furnace will cool or heat your home too fast, causing a weird and uncomfortable temperature imbalance.