Hot and Cold Spots
If you have noticed hot and/cold spots in your home, you may wonder why it is occurring. Uneven heating and air conditioning can occur due to any one or more of a variety of reasons. When you contact Minuteman Heating & AC, our NATE certified technicians can determine the cause of uncomfortable rooms, and we will provide a solution with effective repair or professional heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX.
Common causes of hot and cold spots include:
- In rooms that were previously comfortable, suspect a problem with the ductwork. The ducts may need sealing, have sustained damage or separated, for example. When this occurs, conditioned air leaks in the basement, attic or the crawlspace, costing you money and reducing your comfort.
In addition, if the ducts were improperly sized or poorly installed from the beginning, poor delivery of conditioned air can result. The ductwork is an essential component of the system design and when improperly sized or installed, comfort, efficiency, system performance, and the lifespan of the unit may be affected.
- The home’s HVAC system also requires proper sizing. An undersized system is likely to run constantly, while an over-sized system will not run long enough to remove humidity properly. This results in reduced performance and higher energy bills, poor efficiency and a reduced lifespan of the unit. Furthermore, it may result in a mold or mildew problem. Our NATE certified technicians can provide the professional heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX that you require. When you call on Minuteman Heating & AC for installation, you can rely on a quality job, and proper sizing of all components of the system.
- Inspect the affected area experiencing hot and cold spots for air leaks from windows, exterior doors, and holes in the siding or foundation beneath it. Sealing air leaks will make the room more comfortable and reduce energy loss. Check the insulation in the attic, if it has settled and the ceiling joists are exposed, add insulation to save energy.
- Contact your HVAC technician for maintenance. A well tuned system will provide the best performance, comfort and efficiency. While most systems require annual maintenance, a heat pump works winter and summer. Schedule biannual maintenance of the heat pump in the spring and fall. You can beat the fall rush by contacting Minuteman Heating & AC today, to schedule fall maintenance of your heat pump or furnace.
A Solution for Hot and/or Cold Areas
The solution for hot and cold rooms depends on the cause. Sealing air leaks is simple enough when the ducts are accessible. However, if you choose to seal the ductwork yourself, you should know that duct tape is not for ducts. Mastic or a special metal foil tape is required to ensure its adhesion. While sealing ducts will take care of leaky ducts, separated or damaged duct is a problem requiring the expertise of a professional. Our NATE certified technicians can provide the repair of your ducts, whether it is sealing difficult to reach duct, separated joints of the duct, or damaged ducts requiring replacement.
Unfortunately, undersized ducts, or an improperly sized heating and air conditioning unit will require replacement in order to solve the problem of hot and cold rooms. Whether you need a diagnosis, repair or heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX, Minuteman Heating & AC can provide a professional job for you.
Zoning may be a solution for hot and cold rooms. Hot and cold rooms is a common problem when additions are added to the existing HVAC system. Often, it is adding space to a system already at its maximum tolerance. You can choose to provide a new heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX. Doing so will ensure a right size system for your home, improved energy efficiency and comfort, and if your existing system is older, you will also obtain greater reliability. We will be glad to provide the heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX, or other heating and air conditioning services you require.
However, if you choose zoning for the hot and cold rooms, the areas will have its own thermostat for temperature control of the space. When you choose a zoning system for your home’s new heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX, you will have precise control of your home’s temperature, room to room, or for each zone.
In addition, zoning not only allows for individual temperatures in the zones, it can also save you money on energy costs. Contact Minuteman Heating & AC for heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX.
A zoned system doesn’t require ducts and is a solution for guest houses, attic and basement rooms, apartments, additions, or any location where installing ductwork is not possible. In fact, homeowners are choosing zoning systems in homes with central HVAC, in order to save on the cost of energy. Furthermore, a zoned system provides a filter for each room or area, resulting in improved air quality. It has a lot to offer for many families. Contact Minuteman Heating & AC for additional information, or to schedule heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX.
When your tired of hot and cold spots, contact Minuteman Heating & AC for a diagnosis and a solution. We can provide the repair you need, or heating and air conditioner installation in Mansfield, TX. Our NATE certified technicians offer the industry expertise to work on the major brands of HVAC systems. We serve Mansfield, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.