If they have a regular scheduled air conditioning service, Perth residents may rarely encounter uneven cooling. However, many people experience this problem, especially if they have a multi story home. We expect our systems to cool our homes evenly; there should be no drastic difference between the temperatures in different rooms unless you want them to be that way. There are a number of factors that contribute to this problem, such as an aging system, dirty air filters, and ductwork issues. Let's take a closer look at three ways that you can solve the problem of uneven cooling in your home.
Check That the Vents Can Control and Direct the Air:
A common cause of uneven cooling is a dirty or blocked vent that’s impeding the airflow. If dust and debris build up over time, they can block the register and inhibit the flow of air. Another issue is the placement of furniture in front of the vent blocking the airflow. Dirty and debris can be removed with a hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Air can also be redirected by partially closing vents on the first floor to direct the air to the upper floors. This will help to alleviate the pressure that’s built up in the systems.
Turn the Fan to the On Setting:
Take a look at the thermostat, the fan switch in older systems can be either auto or on. Newer thermostats can have additional fan settings, but we will not cover these here. If you have uneven cooling try turning the fan to the on setting rather than using auto. When the fan is in the on position, the fan will stay on and circulate the air even when the cooling cycle has finished. This will continually circulate the air and thus help to even out any temperature variances. In contrast, the auto setting will only run the fan when the system calls for cooling and the outdoor unit is actively cooling the house. Running the fan in on mode is more expensive, and you can expect a monthly increase of $5-$20 to your energy bills.
Check All the Air Ducts for Air Leaks:
If there is an air leak present somewhere in the duct system, the air that’s intended for a specific part of your home will be bled away before it gets there. Any holes, tears or leaks in the system will cause your central air to work much harder as it tries to compensate. This could leave to more serious problems; complex equipment when put under additional pressure is more likely to fail and wear out. Have all the air ducts checked for leaks; this may solve the uneven cooling problem and save you money on replacing or repairing prematurely worn cooling equipment.
If they are looking for an evaporative air conditioning service, Perth residents should contact us here at Airspares. We supply parts, servicing and carry out air conditioning repairs. Perth homeowners can rest assured that we can help them with all kinds of air conditioning equipment problems, even if they have no warranty. Our team is standing by to take your call, and they can answer any additional questions you may have.
Airspares are also a partner of Mouritz who are a specialist in air conditioning installation. They have been one of Perth's longest established air conditioning businesses running for more than 40 years. One of their award winning services is ducted air conditioning, which is the ultimate entire home cooling solution at affordable prices.To find out more, be sure to visit the Mouritz website.