You want your home in Carthage, NC, to be consistently cool, especially during these hot summer temperatures. A time may arise, though, when you notice that your air conditioner cools some rooms better than others. Several things can cause uneven cooling, four of which we’ll give below.
1. Blocked or Closed Vents
The simplest explanation is that you’ve either closed the supply vent to the room that stays warm or blocked it with something, such as a box or furniture. Unless your AC has zoning controls, you should not close your vents because this will increase pressure in the ducts, push the cool air out through holes and leaks and put wear on the AC motor. Even if you closed the vent to a room because it’s unoccupied, this only leads to inefficient cooling and won’t save you money.
2. Leaking Ducts
If you’ve had a professional come over and seal your ducts, then this likely won’t be the problem. Leaks, holes and improper sealing will let the cool air escape before it reaches your rooms.
3. Lack of Insulation
Your ducts, and the attic as a whole, need insulation, or the heat from outside will invade those rooms directly below the attic space (or the second story, if you own a two-story home). The AC will struggle to cool those rooms in particular.
4. An Oversized AC Unit
You’ll need to consider a brand-new AC installation if your air conditioner is too large for your space. Oversized ACs, because they have too much cooling capacity for their home, will cool too rapidly and never consistently. The system will also not run long enough to remove the humidity, leaving you feeling even more uncomfortable.
Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration can provide you with AC maintenance services, which can easily get to the bottom of what’s causing uneven cooling, so call today for an appointment in Carthage, NC. We guarantee 100% satisfaction with the work our NATE-certified technicians do.
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