Uneven cooling is a common problem during summer months. You may notice that some areas or rooms in your house are always too hot or too cold or that temperatures vary between floors. This can be caused by external natural factors such as the sun shining on one side of the house more than others. Or it can be caused by an inefficient or faulty air conditioning system, which can be identified by using air diagnostics processes.
One solution can be the implementation of a mini split system that will cool the problem room or area. The mini split system consists of a compressor unit outside the specific area of the home and an indoor blower unit that is usually installed near the ceiling on an exterior wall. The outdoor compressor unit pumps and cools the system’s refrigerant through copper lines to the indoor unit. Since mini splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems.
Duct sealing can also help with uneven cooling as well as utility costs. In a typical house, about 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable. Because ducts are often concealed in walls, ceiling, attics, and basements many homeowners choose to hire professionals for duct improvement projects.
Schedule an appointment with Climate Control for more information on how to solve your uneven cooling issues, including mini split system options and ductwork services.