An air conditioner is the most luxurious appliance during the summer. You wish to stay inside all summer with your AC continually running though that sometimes results in an overload on the system. However, the functions of a new air conditioner include being easy-to-use, low-maintenance, and efficient cooling, although, with time, every electrical appliance wears and tears, becoming inconsistent.

What are the three reasons for AC hot spots?

If you recognize and understand the signs shown by your air conditioner and deal with its problems, the shelf life of the AC may increase. Sometimes overusing the AC system can lead to hot spots in your house. Three reasons that contribute to creating hot spots in your home are as follows – 

Blocked vents

The types of vent an air conditioner utilizes are – 

  • Supply
  • Return

The supply vents supply fresh and conditioned air, and each room in the house should contain at least one supply vent. The return vents take in the warm air in your home to filter and cool it. You may have more than one return vent, depending on the number of zones in your home. 

Blocking either type of vent can affect the efficiency of your system. A blocked supply vent will obstruct air from entering the room, resulting in the air flowing into other vents in the house, whereas a blocked return vent may not generate hot spots but increase the load on the system, causing potential problems. 

It is simple to clear a blocked vent: inspect each vent and make sure air can move freely. If you want professional help, you can look for air conditioning service Sacramento. You can also contact us for air conditioning repair in Sacramento, CA.

Zone conflicts

If you have more than one cooling zone in your house, make sure to close the doors and separate the areas blocking the free flow of air. The air conditioner vents in your house may close quickly if the cool air from one zone reaches the thermostat of the other. 

There may be cases when the temperatures in each room become freezing, even though the AC is operating continually in one zone. It may be because the conditioned air reaches the adjoining room, stopping the thermostat from reaching the target temperature. 

To fix the conflict between the zones, you can either add a barrier like a curtain to prevent the air from flowing into other zones, switch places of the present thermostats, or install a smart thermostat with a built-in remote temperature sensor.

Duct leakage

Another reason for hot and cold spots in your house is the leakage of ducts. Two of the main causes of duct leakage are – 

  • Physical damage to ductwork
  • Insufficient insulation.

Physical damage to ductwork may lead to improper cooling of the room due to cold air leaking in the surrounding area while insufficient insulation leads to the air conditioner providing warm air to the rooms due to heat load on the AC system.

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