4 Possible Causes of Temperature Imbalances in the Home

Temperature imbalances are a common problem in many Oxford, Florida, homes. Even if your HVAC system is functioning properly, your home can experience uneven cooling. For example, your home’s structure, vent blockages, ductwork issues, and HVAC size all play important roles in air distribution and can cause temperature imbalances.

Structure of Your Home

The shape of your home plays a big role in how your HVAC system distributes warm and cool air. Temperature imbalances are almost unavoidable in some homes with traditional HVAC systems due to their structure and orientation. To fix this issue, consider having a zoned system installed. You could also opt to install ductless units in the areas of your home that aren’t being properly addressed by your ducted system.

Blocked or Closed Vents

A common cause of temperature imbalances in a home — and one that’s a cinch to fix — is blocked or closed vents. If you’ve unintentionally placed a piece of furniture too close to a vent, the vent is unable to distribute air effectively, preventing that area of your home from being heated or cooled properly. Move the furniture, and you’ve solved your problem. Dirt buildup in vents can cause this issue as well. Vacuum and wipe down your vents if they’re dirty.

Ductwork Issues

Blockages in your ductwork can prevent your HVAC system from distributing air evenly throughout your home. An HVAC service technician can inspect your ductwork, clean it, and repair any blockages.

Improperly Sized HVAC Unit

An improperly sized HVAC unit can’t heat or cool your home adequately. An HVAC technician can help you determine if the size is contributing to your temperature imbalances. The output capacity your HVAC unit needs to have is based on your home’s square footage. An HVAC technician can determine the size unit you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

If you’re experiencing temperature imbalances in your home, give the professionals at DeSantis Appliance and Air Conditioning Service Inc a call at (352) 414-2328 today. We can inspect your home and HVAC system and come up with solutions for you.

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