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Why Your Home Has Cold Spots & Other Common HVAC Questions in Atlanta

Furnace problems rarely happen all of a sudden. Instead, small issues slowly creep in. Your utility bills seem to be getting higher and higher. Or a room suddenly feels colder, no matter how high you adjust the thermostat.

What was once an efficient heating and cooling system slowly loses its impact. And if you don’t take action on the little things, they’ll quickly work their way up to bigger things that happen at the most inopportune times.

Cold spots or uneven heating is one of the biggest reasons we’re called out for a service call.

If you have a ducted heating and cooling system, then what you’re most likely dealing with is an airflow problem. Somewhere in the ductwork, it is allowing air to escape. This causes the system to work harder at providing the properly conditioned air supply while running less efficiently throughout the process.

If you are using a zoned heating system, it could be an issue with one of your electronically controlled dampers. Zoned systems allow you to control air flow to different parts of your home, known as zones. If a damper sticks and reduces the airflow within a zone, it can make it appear warmer or cooler than it should.

If you continue to change the temperature setting at the thermostat without a significant change in room temperature, it may be a problem with your thermostat. The thermostat may be malfunctioning, not properly controlling the functions of your heating and cooling system.

Is your furnace heating correctly? Is your air conditioner providing the proper cooled air? These issues can be frustrating since their main purpose is to heat and cool the air. The problem with an inefficient process is the HVAC equipment still attempts to operate and provide you with the proper airflow. But with the inefficiencies, the only thing that increases is your utility bill.

That’s also a sure sign of a problem. If you notice a spike in your utility bills without a significant change in environmental conditions or a hike in fees, it could be a sign of a problem with your equipment. It could be a mechanical problem or loss of airflow from your ducts.

The best solution is to find the cause and repair it as soon as possible.

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