Why Does My Home in Orange Park, FL, Have Hot and Cold Spots?

While heating your home in Orange Park, FL, last winter, you may have noticed that some rooms stayed cold. Now that it’s spring, you switched the heat pump to cooling mode and have found some rooms to stay warm. Read on to learn why your home might have hot and cold spots.

Blocked Air Register

At the most basic level, there’s the problem of obstructing the wall or floor air registers with things like furniture or rugs. The registers should stay clear of all obstructions or else the heat pump won’t deliver the cool air you want to all rooms.

Dirty Air Filter

You should replace your air filter in the return vent every 90 days. You would need to do it sooner if the outdoor air quality plummets, you own pets or someone in your home smokes. Without a clean filter, the heat pump will struggle to circulate the air, which means uneven cooling.

Issues With the Ductwork

It’s a good idea to schedule duct cleaning because years of dirt and dust build-up in the ducts can negatively affect heating and cooling, leaving warm and cold spots. Leaks in the vents can cause similar trouble; you’ll experience warm spots because the cool air is escaping through that leak before it reaches the room in question.

An Oversized Heat Pump

Maybe your heat pump has an excessively large heating/cooling capacity, in which case it will first of all short-cycle. This erratic behavior naturally leads to uneven cooling. Ensure your heat pump is right size during the installation.

Contact Cool Connections, Inc. today so that we can perform the right repair to make the cooling more even in your home in Orange Park. We’ve been serving the region since 2009, and our NATE-certified service technicians can service any brand or model of heat pump.

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