With hot and cold spots, your Las Vegas home never feels entirely comfortable, no matter which temperature you set on the thermostat. Here are three reasons why you might have these spots and how an HVAC company can help:
1. Leaky Ductwork
The average Metropolis home loses up to 30 percent of treated air through ductwork leaks. Hot and cold spots develop because only a portion of conditioned air reaches its intended destination. Your HVAC suffers excessive wear and tear trying to cover the losses, and utility bills go up. Duct sealing is an HVAC service that can rid your ducts of leaks. It will also save you money on utility bills and banish hot and cold spots.
2. Poor Equipment Sizing
HVAC systems must be properly sized to cover the heating and cooling needs of your home. An undersized unit will run constantly trying to achieve and maintain the thermostat setting. An oversized unit will cycle off before it completely heats or cools your home. Both units can cause hot and cold spots, and the only effective cure is system replacement. To ensure proper sizing, a good HVAC contractor will perform a full Manual J load calculation before installation. Is your current unit over 10 years old, poorly maintained and devouring energy? A correctly sized HVAC installation can slash energy costs while delivering consistent indoor comfort.
3. Insufficient Insulation
Exposed ductwork in basements and attics should be sufficiently insulated. Without insulation, the ducts can’t retain the warmth or coolness of the treated air that passes through them. Poor insulation can cause some rooms to be hotter or colder than others. If you suspect an insulation deficiency, your HVAC company can install insulation where needed to eliminate the problem.
HVAC services from KO Mechanical Services can get rid of hot and cold spots. Call us today to learn more.