Hot & Cold Spots

Hot & Cold Spots

Hot and Cold Spots

Have you ever experienced a mysterious area in your home where the temperature seems substantially cooler or hotter than the rest of your house? It’s not an uncommon phenomenon, and some people will say there is a very simple answer as to why: Your house is haunted. Yep, those hot and cold spots are sure signs of ghosts.

However, if you aren’t quite ready to buy into paranormal remedies, you might try a complete home comfort inspection from Econoair Heating and Cooling.

There are several factors that could be in play with hot and cold spots:

  • Is your HVAC unit properly sized for the space being heated/cooled?
  • How many vents do you have and where they are placed?
  • What is the actual configuration of the ductwork in your home?
  • Are your insulation levels adequate?
  • Your inspection may find that placement of doors and windows and even the physical position of your home and surrounding trees can affect your situation.

Eliminate Hot and Cold Spots

In an attempt to combat the problem, many new homes are actually being built with zoned temperature controls. Using multiple thermostats and damper controls, each room and area in a home can be heated or cooled individually. Retrofitting an older home with such a system may help eliminate spotty comfort, but without assessing all factors it’s practically impossible to create a sure-fire solution.

Most homeowners think that having areas in their home that are too hot or too cold is just something they have to live with. But we believe the only thing you need to live with is comfort. With solutions such as forced air zoning, hydronic heating, thermostats with precise temperature control and more, you'll say goodbye to hot and cold spots and hello to comfort.

Forced air zoning systems work by having dampers installed in your ductwork that open and close as needed based on each zone’s thermostat settings. When a zone doesn’t need to be heated or cooled, the dampers close to save energy and maximize comfort elsewhere.

Hydronic zoning systems or radiant heating, use hot water and steam instead of air. Heating with water can increase your comfort level because it is less dry than a standard forced-air heating system. A modern hydronic heating system can use traditional cast iron radiators, low profile baseboard radiators, or the increasingly popular, and invisible, radiant in-floor heating. Hydronic systems are easily divided into zones for perfect comfort and the most efficient use of energy.

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