Ways to Fix Uneven Cooling in Your Home
Uneven cooling in your home can make it warmer than you’d like in some rooms. It could be indicative of an issue with your AC unit that should be repaired by experienced AC technicians, but here are a few things that might help.
Check Your Air Filters
Having excess dust in your air filters can cause air to be backed up in certain rooms. Replace them regularly with new filters to avoid air being stagnant in some areas of your house.
Inspect Your Ductwork
Cracks in your duct system mean that cool air will leak out before it gets all the way to its destination. This usually happens in older systems or when they have not been cleaned regularly. A professional can inspect and repair them.
Use the On Setting for Your Fan
Your air will circulate more evenly with the fan setting turned to the on position. If you keep the fan on automatic, it will only blow when the air conditioning is actively cooling. This fan setting may run up your summer electric bill a bit because the fan will use some extra energy.
Redirect Cool Air
For homes with multiple stories, you may notice that the hot air hangs in the upper levels. You can push more air upward by opening all of the top-floor vents and closing some of those on the bottom floor.
Clear Your Vents
Anything that blocks your vents will keep air from coming out. Move furniture off of your vents so that all the air can flow properly.
Inspect Attic Insulation
Attic insulation prevents hot air from moving around your home and cool air from escaping through the roof. If there are areas of your attic that are not sufficiently insulated, the cool air will escape. Warm air will also come in and significantly raise the temperature on the upper floors.
Finding Top-Quality AC Repair Service Near You
Contact Littleton Heating and Air Conditioning for an appointment to address any uneven cooling issues in your home. Our company also offers a full range of air conditioning and heating services as well as duct cleaning for those in Littleton, CO, and the surrounding areas.