How to Get Rid of Hot Spots In Your Michigan Home
In HVAC systems, hot spots refer to areas within a room or building where the temperature is significantly higher than the surrounding areas. These hot spots can be caused by a variety of factors, such as poor insulation, insufficient air circulation, or equipment that generates heat. They can be uncomfortable for occupants and can even lead to health issues in extreme cases.
One of the most common causes of hot spots is dirty air filters. Your HVAC system’s air filter is a vital component. When an air filter is clogged with dirt, dust or other debris, the air cannot flow freely into and out of the unit, causing it to work harder to cool your Michigan home. When the system is working optimally, one of the consequences is uneven cooling or hot spots. To keep your air filters clean and able to function as they should, it’s very important to schedule regular HVAC maintenance. With a Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Red Carpet Maintenance Program, your air filter will be changed and much more! Call Kotz today for more information.
Another cause of hot spots is insufficient air circulation. If the airflow within a room or building is restricted or poorly distributed, hot spots can develop. This can occur when the HVAC system is improperly designed or installed. To address this issue, a professionally trained Kotz HVAC technician can evaluate the airflow within your home and make adjustments as needed. Known as air balancing, this may also involve installing additional vents or fans.
A third common cause of hot spots in your home is a bad thermostat location. When the thermostat is in direct sunlight or placed in an area near other heat sources, it cannot function properly. The thermostat will get a false reading of the current room temperature and fail to turn the system on as needed. The result will be uneven temperatures within different areas of the home.
In addition to having an HVAC professional assess your current system including ductwork and your air filter, there are simple steps you can take to alleviate hot spots in your home. Use blackout or shade enhancing curtains on windows that are exposed to direct sunlight. Make sure your air vents are not blocked by furniture or other decor. Finally, ensuring your HVAC system receives regular maintenance can go a long way in helping your system operate at its best whenever it is needed.
For more information on how to get rid of hot spots or any other HVAC challenges, contact Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today.