Do some rooms and areas in your Asheboro, North Carolina, home tend to be warmer or colder? Blocked vents and ductwork leakage are the common reasons behind hot and cold spots. Adding a zoning system and air deflectors helps in maintaining a consistent temperature.
Open All the Blocked Vents
In a bid to save energy, homeowners often close vents and registers. Instead of saving energy, this can cause duct leakage and air pressure problems.
Furniture and rugs can sometimes inadvertently block the airflow, too. Check all the vents and registers, ensuring they aren’t blocked. Ensure the air is flowing freely behind furniture and underneath rugs.
It’s OK to use the lever in your registers to adjust the louvers and direct the airflow. But be careful not to close the slats entirely.
Fix the Ductwork Leakage
Leaks and blockages in the ductwork may reduce airflow in certain areas of your home. Worn-out insulation and poorly connected ducts can also cause problems with airflow.
Call in a professional to inspect the ductwork and seal the leakages, checking to see if you require any repairs or a replacement. A well-designed duct system improves airflow and lowers energy bills.
Install a Zoning System
Upstairs rooms, the kitchen and areas receiving direct sunlight are bound to be warmer than other parts of your home. Installing a zoned system lets you divide your home into several zones and set independent temperatures for each zone. Dampers control the airflow to different zones, depending upon the set temperatures.
Add Air Deflectors
If a piece of furniture or another object has obstructed airflow from your vents, consider adding air deflectors or vent extenders to redirect the air. You can easily attach them using magnetic strips.
For more information on fixing hot and cold spots, call the pros at Charlie’s Heating & Cooling. We have been providing HVAC services since 1978. Reach us at (336) 629-5453.
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