Fixing Uneven Cooling in Your Home

If you have a home with multiple stories, you may notice uneven cooling issues in the summer. Consider the steps below that you can take to address uneven cooling in your home.

Unblock Your Vents

One of the easiest solutions to get more cool air into rooms is to make sure all the vents are clear. Clutter and objects can block the vents and restrict airflow. If the top floor is considerably warmer, you may want to shut off some vents on the lower levels. This will help redirect the cool airflow upward. Also, check to make sure that the upper vents are switched open.

Turn the Fan On

Try changing the fan settings on your system from “Automatic” to “On”. This ensures that the air in your home continues to circulate even when not being actively cooled. This may result in a slight increase in your electric bill because the automatic setting only turns the fan on when the air conditioning is active.

Check Your Ducts for Leaks

A professional can take a look at your ductwork to check for any cracks. Cracks in the ducts that allow air to leak out. This leaking cool air will not reach its final destination, which means that upper levels of your home can feel even warmer than normal.

Check Your Attic Insulation

The purpose of your attic insulation is to keep warm air out of your home and cool air in. If you do not have enough insulation in your attic, you could be suffering from the dual problem of cool air leaking out and warm air collecting in the upper levels of your home. Your attic insulation may also be outdated. More energy-efficient options have come onto the market in recent years.

Finding Quality and Affordable AC Service for Your Home

Contact the AC repair professionals at Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment for AC service in your home. Our professionals service the heating, cooling, and water heater needs of those in Puyallup and throughout Pierce County and King County.

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