What You Can Do About Uneven Cooling in Your Home
Uneven cooling is a common occurrence in houses that have more than one level. If you find your ground floor being cooler than upstairs rooms, you may need to implement some changes to remedy the situation.
1. Check the Vents
This sounds straightforward, and it is. However, we sometimes tend to move things around in our homes or install pieces of furniture and other fixtures without giving much thought to their locations. Check and see if there’s any furniture blocking your vents. Also, make sure that none of the vents has somehow been closed. Open them to allow proper air flow.
2. Don’t Block Air Ducts
While you’re at it, try cleaning the air ducts with a vacuum cleaner. Air ducts can be blocked with dust, dirt, mold, or other residue. If the ducts aren’t allowing the flow of air to cool all areas of the house, then you’ve found your culprit. If you’re uncertain about how to go about cleaning the ducts, or you just don’t want to go through the hassle, feel free to contact a professional. Keep in mind that clogged air ducts also pose a health risk. Any dust or grime in ducts can circulate in your home and cause respiratory ailments.
3. Replace the Air Conditioning Filters
Changing the air conditioning filters also plays an essential part in maintaining clean, healthy air in your home. It can mean unblocking the airflow. Be sure to do a proper replacement with filters that fit properly for your unit. Improper filters can contribute to the blockage of airflow, making cooling uneven in your house.
4. Insulation and Other Issues
Other possible causes for uneven cooling can be solved by remedying attic insulation issues, regulating fan operation, or installing a system that controls cooling independently for different areas of your home.
The crew at Breeze Air Conditioning can determine the exact cause of the cooling discrepancies in your home. We provide HVAC and air quality services for residents throughout Palm Desert, CA.