If you've lived through a South Carolina summer, you know that the heat and humidity can get somewhat oppressive in the months of July, August, and September. If some of your rooms aren't staying as cool as others, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to replace your air conditioning system. There are several things you can try first that will help to cool you home more evenly.
How to get your cooling system to cool your rooms evenly:
1. Check your ductwork.
If some of your rooms are comfortably cooled and others are warm and humid, check to make sure the ducts leading to those rooms are connected properly. You could be losing most of your cooled air in gaps or holes in your ductwork.
2. Unblock your vents.
Do you have furniture or drapery blocking your vents, or are your vents closes? The cool air can't reach you if it can't make it through the vents.
3. Insulate your attic.
If it's your upstairs rooms that are warmer than the rest of the house, the problem could lie with your attic. A poorly insulated attic can reach well over 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) and make it much more difficult to cool the rooms on your home's top level.
To learn more about keeping your South Carolina home cool this summer and/or to schedule an appointment for a technician to evaluate your cooling system, contact Griffin Heating and Cooling today.