DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance – How to Solve Hot Spots in Your Home

Does one or more rooms in your home feel hotter than others on some days during the summer?

In this article, we will provide you with some basic tips that you can use to get started with eliminating hot spots in your home.

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Tip #1 – Check Your Vents

One reason why some of the rooms in your home may feel warmer than others during the summer months could be due to the fact that one or more of those rooms has a closed or blocked vent. This can happen especially if you have small children or pets that lay on those vents or play in those rooms during the summer months.

Checking your vents often will help you to have confidence that each room in your home has the proper airflow and one room will not be warmer than others if a vent were to be closed or blocked.

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Tip #2 – Invest in Window Coverings for Each Room

Window coverings will also help to reduce the temperature in your home because they will block the sunlight and heat from coming into your house.

The key to success when choosing window coverings is to choose curtains that have thermal backing because thermal curtains help to absorb heat and naturally keep a room cool

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Tip #3 – Check Your Air Filter

Has it been a while since you last checked your air filter? If so, a filter should be replaced at least every 90 days (or sooner) especially during the summer because a clogged filter can severely impede the performance of your unit.

Tip #4 – Don’t Place Electronics Near Your Thermostat

Is your thermostat close to your television or computer? If so, you should move any electronic item away from your thermostat because electric items like computers, TV and other devices emit heat and can cause a thermostat to “think” that the home is warmer than it really is.

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Contact Dave’s Cooling & Heating

To learn more about how to eliminate hot spots in your home, or to schedule air conditioning maintenance, contact us today by calling (301) 368-8909 or click here to connect with us online.


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