Northern Colorado winters can be rough, especially during the last weeks of the year.
If you’re someone who prides themselves on keeping up on home maintenance, you likely understand the importance of having an HVAC professional service your furnace on an annual basis. You may also understand the importance of having your ductwork and air vents professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Yet even if you make sure to have your HVAC maintained, there are chances you’re experiencing other problems. One of the top complaints we get from local homeowners relates to cold spots.
The good news is that cold spots (or hot spots, during the summer) often has nothing to do with the overall health of your heating and cooling equipment. The better news is that there are simple steps you can take on your own (ie: without needing to schedule a time for an HVAC technician to come to your home) that may resolve the issue.
Cold spots are frustrating- we get it
Cold spots can be especially frustrating if they pop up in a bedroom. If this does happen, the room can be extremely unpleasant. It can be hard for family members to sleep there at night, without a million extra blankets, and the room won’t be comfortable for doing homework. It also won’t be an ideal play area!
So how do you fix the issue? That’s simple. The technique is known as air balancing.
What is air balancing?
Air balancing is a common hot spot / cold spot remedying technique that can be used by homeowners across Northern Colorado.
For this, you’ll want to set your thermostat to a pleasant temperature and make sure you let your HVAC run for a while. When non-impacted areas are comfortable, it’s time to address the room where you’re having a problem.
When you enter the room, you’ll want to start by checking air vent damper blades. For those who don’t understand what the damper blades do, they’re charged with regulating how much air goes through an air vent when the HVAC is on. If the room is very cold, try opening the damper blades a bit more. This will allow additional airflow into the room, which should help remedy the issue.
If you find you have a cold spot in your home during the summer, you can close the damper blades a bit, which will help restrict the amount of cold air that makes its way into the room.
Call JM Heating & Cooling today to learn more
If you have problems with hot or cold spots in your home and air balancing hasn’t done the trick, call JM Heating & Cooling today to speak with a local HVAC expert you can trust. Our company has been helping Longmont, CO homeowners with all of their heating and cooling need for years. We have experience in working on (and fixing) all types of HVAC systems and furnaces, big and small.