Virginia often gets chilly when cold air passes over the mountains. When that chill sets in, eliminating cold spots in your Chesapeake home can seem impossible. Don’t give up! We’ll help you understand why those cold spots form in your home and how to get rid of them for good.
What Causes Cold Spots?
A number of factors cause cold spots in homes, including poorly designed or leaking ductwork and poorly insulated ductwork. When these problems occur, the heat you’re paying for is lost, costing you money. Cold spots may also occur in homes with too-small HVAC units and incorrect zoning. Portable heaters are Band-Aid solutions; the best solutions address the problem at its source.
Add a Ductless Air Conditioner System
Ductless air conditioner systems can combat many of the problems that cause cold spots, including poorly designed or inadequately insulated ducting. Run a ductless AC system alongside a ducted system to boost your home’s heating power.
Ductless systems are also made for zoning. Maintaining constant temperature within a living zone is much easier than heating an entire property. You can also install several ductless units, controlled by a single external unit, in parts of your home prone to cold spots.
Upgrade Your Ducted HVAC System
Many people think of upgrading their HVAC system before moving houses. But why should new owners reap the benefits?
An upgraded ducted HVAC system will warm a room more consistently than one that’s too small for your home. Choose an experienced installation firm and you can feel confident your new system will have the right ducting and insulation to keep those cold spots at bay. Your installer will also be able to suggest the best size HVAC system for your home.
Cold spots don’t just make you feel uncomfortable in your home. They can also send your energy bills sky high. The good news is that help is at hand. Call Weather Makers on 757-263-4869 to learn more about our HVAC systems and other cold spot solutions.
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