Air Balancing: How to Fix Hot & Cold Spots In Your Texas Home

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Air Balancing: How to Fix Hot & Cold Spots In Your Texas Home

Have you ever walked into a room inside your home only to feel a little less cool than you were in the room you just left? If you have experienced this situation when the air conditioner is running or something similar with heating, where one room is colder than others, these are called hot and cold spots inside your home. They detract from the overall comfort you have inside, but the good news is, hot and cold spots can be eliminated with proper air balancing.

What Is Air Balancing? 

It’s the process by which your heating and cooling are tested during HVAC maintenance to spot issues that cause uneven airflow to correct fluctuating indoor temperatures. Once the proper balance of air flow has been achieved, heating and cooling are consistent, making the indoor environment more comfortable for all. 

The Importance of Air Balancing

When air flow is properly balanced, not only does your overall comfort increase, but your energy costs should decrease and the HVAC system will operate more efficiently, reducing wear on the individual components. 

Does Air Balancing Help with Anything Else?

Air balance testing can also provide information about possible issues with your HVAC system’s ductwork, such as:

  • Leaks or loose duct joints
  • Blockages in the ductwork
  • Improperly sized ducts
  • Ductwork that is too long or has sharp turns
  • Damaged ductwork

These issues can be unrelated to ductwork. The solution could be as simple as adjusting fan speeds, thermostats or control devices. The bottom line is solving these problems is good all around. A balanced HVAC system is more efficient, causes less wear and tear on equipment, and delivers the optimal amount airflow to keep you comfortable inside all year long.

Call Armstrong Today

If you have cold or hot spots, call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric today to schedule a diagnostic consultation with one of our certified HVAC technicians.