When you have the heat running in your home, you expect the house to be at a constant and comfortable temperature, like what you have set on the thermostat. If this isn't the case with your home, and you have rooms that are scorching hot and others that are cold, it's time to get a heating and cooling service professional to you home. Here are some of the things that you want completed.
Have the Ductwork Path Examined
You want to have the ducts examined to see that the layout makes sense and that the ducts aren't taking air around the house to areas where it isn't needed or making it difficult for heat to get to the destination. For example, if the ducts coming out of the furnace goes up to the attic before going back down to the living room and then throughout other ducts, heat is getting lost while traveling up to the attic unnecessarily.
Unfortunately, sometimes contractors do things the fast and easy way instead of the correct way, and you could be paying the price with poor air distribution throughout the house. Things like this are what the HVAC expert will look for.
Get the Ducts Professionally Sealed
The ducts should be professional sealed by a heating and cooling company. Sealing the ducts will do the following things:
- Prevent air loss
- Stop insects from getting into the ducts
- Reduce heating and cooling costs
- Prevent moisture from the basement from getting into the air
A staggering 30 percent of the air your air conditioning unit or furnace produces could be getting loose through cracks in the ducts around your home. Have them inspected and sealed to lower heating and cooling costs and to help your appliances work less.
Get an Energy Audit
Areas in the home that aren't insulated properly, that are near exterior walls, or that are on a slab may be colder than others or have complications. The experts can come out to your home and do an energy audit to see what areas of the home are causing you to lose air and why these areas may be colder or warmer.
You don't want to keep adjusting the thermostat because you can't figure out why the house is hot in some areas and cold in the others. Instead, find an AC and furnace repair company that can examine the ventilation system and come to a conclusion to fix the problem.