Having hot spots in a home is a common occurrence. You may have an upstairs room that is consistently a lot warmer than the rest of the house, for instance. These are the reasons hot spots occur and how you can fix them.
Check Your Ducts
Leaky or improperly installed ducts can cause hot spots. Too much hot air is blown into one room while not enough is reaching the rest of your home. You should inspect your air ducts, or have a technician do it for you, to make sure there aren’t holes or misalignments in your ducts.
Metal Masters, Inc. in Medford, OR, has technicians who can inspect and repair your ducts. This will result in the entirety of your house having a consistent temperature.
Exterior Air Leaks
A room that isn’t properly sealed may have an excess of outdoor heat entering it in the summer months. If one of your rooms is a hot spot, make sure windows, exterior doors, and walls in the room are properly sealed. Poor insulation and air leaks can easily cause inconsistent temperatures in your house.
Your Furnace Isn’t the Right Size
An improperly sized furnace will cause hot spots, too. A furnace that’s too large will send too much heat into your home, which often concentrates in the rooms closest to it. The only real solution is to have a new furnace installed that’s properly sized for your residence.
Rooms that have southern exposure will get hotter than other spaces as the sun beats down on them. You should get new, thicker curtains that do a better job of blocking or even reflecting light away from the room. This will help to reduce the heat in the space.
The team at Metal Masters Inc., in Medford can replace, repair, and maintain furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We also offer indoor air quality solutions like ventilation, air purification, and humidity control systems. We even install attic insulation. Call us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.