4 Ways HVAC Services Can Protect Your Old Home From Hot Spots


Hot spots can form in old homes for a variety of reasons. But no matter the cause, it's crucial to acknowledge that this is a serious problem that leads to discomfort and higher energy bills. Fortunately, HVAC services can help protect your home from hot spots and keep you comfortable all year long. Read along to jump into the facts that will guide you.

1.    Repair Insulation

One of the best ways to protect your home from hot spots is to make sure it's properly insulated. Inadequate insulation is one of the most common causes of hot spots because cool air that should be making your indoor spaces bearable would escape outside. At the same time, the hot weather outside would influence your indoor temperatures because insufficient insulation would encourage heat exchange.

If poor insulation is the culprit, you'll likely notice that hot spots are forming in rooms under your insufficiently insulated attic. Your HVAC technician will identify areas throughout your home where they should add more insulation. The professionals will also replace existing insulation that has become damaged or lost its effectiveness over time.

2.    Improve Ventilation

Another way to protect your home from hot spots is to improve ventilation. This will help to remove the heat that can build up in certain areas of your home and make your indoor spaces more comfortable. Your HVAC technician will improve ventilation at your residence by installing additional vents and fans or ensuring that the vents are clear and unobstructed.

3.    Implement Zone Control

A good way to protect your home from hot spots is to use zone control. This allows you to direct the cooling or heating of specific areas of your home rather than trying to heat or cool the entire space evenly. This can be especially helpful if you have a large home or if certain areas are more prone to hot spots than others. An HVAC technician can help you install a new zone control system and show you how to use it.

4.    Repair Your Ductwork

Since the ductwork is responsible for circulating air from your HVAC equipment throughout your home, its condition determines your indoor comfort. This means that if it has leaks, you won't enjoy indoor comfort, no matter how hard your HVAC equipment works. Thankfully, HVAC services can repair any damages along your ductwork that might be causing hot spots throughout your home. Thus, you won't have to endure high indoor temperatures during the summer months because some of the cold air being circulated throughout your home is escaping.

Taking steps to prevent hot spots ensures your home is comfortable and that your HVAC equipment doesn't consume more energy to achieve desired room temperatures. Don't hesitate to contact HVAC services to discuss your options if you're concerned about hot spots in your home.

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In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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