Uneven cooling can be a troublesome problem during summer months. When temperatures get extreme, you may notice that some rooms in your house are too hot or too cold or that temperatures differ noticeably from floor to floor. External natural factors such as the sun shining on one side of the house more than others can contribute to uneven cooling in your home. It may also be caused by an inefficient or faulty air conditioning system. If this is the case, air diagnostics processes are helpful in determining the root of the problem.
The implementation of a mini split system that will specifically cool the problem room or area is one way to solve the problem. Mini split systems consist of a compressor unit outside the specific area of the home connected to an indoor blower unit, usually installed near the ceiling on an exterior wall. Refrigerant is cooled and pumped through copper lines to the indoor unit by the compressor unit. Mini split systems have no ductwork, thus avoiding not only maintaining and cleaning ducts, but also the energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems.
Speaking of ductwork, sealing can also help with uneven cooling as well as utility costs. Most houses experience from 20-30% cooled air loss due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. This results in increased utility bills and difficulty keeping the house climate controlled. Ducts, which are mostly hidden in walls, ceiling, attics, and basements, can be problematic for homeowners to work on and often require the services of qualified HVAC professionals.
If uneven cooling issues are frustrating you, schedule an appointment for more information on options, including mini split system options and ductwork services.