Varying household temperatures is a problem all year long but especially common during summer months. As the heat of summer arrives, you may notice that some areas or rooms in your house are often too hot or too cold or that temperatures vary noticeably between floors. This may be the result of external natural factors such as the sun shining predominantly on one side of the house. It may also be caused by an inefficient or faulty air conditioning system. If your system is the culprit, it can be identified by our professional technicians using air diagnostics processes.
One solution to uneven cooling is the implementation of a mini split system that will cool an identified problem room or area. The mini split system consists of a compressor unit installed outside the specific area of the home and an indoor blower unit that is usually located near the ceiling on an exterior wall. The outdoor compressor pumps and cools the system’s refrigerant through copper lines to the indoor unit, which circulates the cool air. Mini splits have no ductwork, so they avoid the energy losses associated with central forced air system ductwork.
Duct sealing is another remedy for uneven cooling and can help with utility costs. In a typical house, as much as 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system leaks out due to holes, gaps or poorly connected ducts. This quickly leads to higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable. Also, ducts are often concealed in walls, ceiling, attics, and basements, making them difficult to maintain and service. Many homeowners choose to hire professionals for duct improvement projects.
Call Dixie to schedule an appointment for a system analysis and more information on how to solve your uneven cooling issues. We also offer mini split system options and ductwork services.