Perhaps your heating and air conditioning system works perfectly well, except it seems to create cold spots in your home. This can be particularly frustrating, but what causes it? Here are a few common reasons for uneven cooling in your home:
Reason #1: You Have Additional Sources of Heat
In the summer, your primary source of heat will be the warm air outside. But sometimes certain areas of your home will be significantly warmer than other parts. For example, the kitchen is a major source of heat when certain cooking activities occur, such as baking. Once an oven is no longer needed, that leftover heat has to go somewhere, and it's usually the interior portions of your home, including the kitchen and surrounding areas.
Reason #2: Your Thermostat Is in the Wrong Location
A thermostat should be away from things that can produce excessive warmth or coolness. For example, the thermostat's location should not be next to an air register or in the kitchen. And if you're still using incandescent light bulbs, placing a lamp right near a thermostat is not a bright idea. An improperly placed thermostat will make it go haywire and result in your HVAC unit running at odd times.
Reason #3: Excessive Sunlight
Depending on your home's position in relation to the sun's track through the sky and the location of your home's windows, the sunlight can enter certain portions of the home more than others. When sunlight pours in, it can result in excessive warmth in certain rooms. After a thermostat adjustment to cool these overheated rooms, areas of the home that weren't too warm will now be too cold.
If these reasons can't explain the uneven cooling in your home, contact our team at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning today for additional advice and assistance with your heating and air conditioning system.