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Dealing with Cold Spots in Summer? How to Fix Them

Due to uneven airflow that many homeowners experience, fixing cold spots around your home is most likely going to be a task you'll want to undertake during the next few months. To get you started, we've compiled a few simple tips that will help you take this off of your to-do list.

Upgrade Your HVAC System

One reason that you may be experiencing cold spots is because your HVAC equipment hasn't been properly sized, which can especially happen if you've either moved to a new place and simply wasn't aware or perhaps built an addition on your home. Though this may be a costly solution, it will do wonders for your cooling and heating capabilities.

Consider the Use of a Zoning System

If your home has rooms that often differ in temperature, the normally cooler rooms can become way too cold and whenever you turn on the air conditioning. A great solution is the installation of a zoning system. This type of system uses a primary control panel to operate multiple thermostats, which gives you the ability to cool off only the areas that you select.

Take a Look at the Insulation

A common reason why cold spots appear in certain areas of your home is because those locations don't have the proper level of insulation. While you can add insulation yourself, it is often advisable that you seek the help of a professional who is well-versed in analyzing your needs.

Check for Air Leaks

When air leaks through holes, cracks, and other types of damage around your home, you often experience cold spots in certain areas. The most common problems are around the edges of your doors and windows, so check to see if you either need to use weatherstripping or caulking in these locations in order to fix the issue. And don’t forget to check your ductwork for air leaks, too.

If you need more advice on fixing cold spots or have other home comfort concerns, reach out to Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air. We've been servicing the needs of San Diego and the surrounding areas since 2002.