How to Fix Uneven Cooling in Your Home
Uneven cooling in your home means that there are differences in temperature across different rooms. You may also feel a difference in air pressure and airflow throughout your home. There are some ways that you can make cooling more uniform throughout your house, but you may need to have your AC unit checked out by a helpful AC technician from Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkland, Washington.
Controlling the Air Vents
Did you know that you can close off certain air vents in particular rooms and redirect the airflow to other areas of the house? It is best to do this in the lower portion of the house because hot air rises. Also, be sure to uncover and remove obstructions from any vents upstairs so that the air can flow freely out of them.
Fixing Attic Insulation
Gaps in the attic insulation in your home can allow hot air to get in the upper levels of your house. Cool air will flow right out of those spaces, too.
Cleaning Air Filters
Air filters accumulate dust when they are not changed frequently enough. If you allow one filter to clog up, the air will not flow adequately in that room.
Repairing Cracked Ductwork
Any leaks in your ducts will give cool air a chance to escape. Dust that settles into the ducts may also block airflow even if the ducts are not cracked. You may need to have your air ducts professionally inspected to check for these issues.
Inspect Your AC Unit
There could be an issue with your AC unit not being capable of cooling your entire home, especially during the summer heat. Have it inspected to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced before you lose more money with an inefficient unit. This may be required if the unit is older than 10 years.
Booking an AC Service Appointment
If you need to have your AC unit inspected, call the experienced team at Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a cooling repair appointment right away. We also offer a variety of heating, electrical, and water heating services, so contact us today.