How to Fix and Prevent Hot Spots in Your Home

Maintaining optimal comfort is of utmost importance for your Peoria home. Unfortunately, when trying to achieve this optimal comfort, you may run into hot spots that can leave you frustrated and confused. Although hot spots can be kind of mysterious, the good news is that some simple tricks from Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help overcome this problem.

Follow the Sun

One major cause of hot spots in many homes is natural heating from the sun. As the earth rotates, it changes the angle at which the sun hits your home’s exterior. This can cause certain parts of your home’s interior to heat up as the heat energy is transferred from the outside to the inside. Therefore, if you want to help prevent hot spots, it’s a good idea to close the curtains in the rooms where the sun is shining directly to prevent excess temperature gain.

Address the Problem Head-On

If you want to tackle a hot spot problem head-on, your best bet is to install a ductless mini-split system from Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Unlike central HVAC systems that are designed to heat and cool an entire home, these systems are only designed to heat or cool one room at a time. This means that if you have a particular room that’s always hot, you can put a ductless system in that room and control it separately from the rest of your home until you get the room to a comfortable temperature.

Don’t Discount Your Ducts

Another common cause of hot spots in a home is blocked ducts. If a central HVAC system can’t deliver its air to a certain room, that room will be warmer than the rest of your home. Blocked ducts can be caused by a closed vent, furniture over the vent, or dust that has accumulated in the duct. It’s important to check all these possible causes in your quest to eliminate hot spots in your home.

Working to Perfect Your Home Comfort

Given the ever-changing nature of the weather in Peoria, we at Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc. understand that optimal home comfort is often more of a journey than a destination. That’s why we work with you to provide superb repair, maintenance, and installation services for your home’s HVAC system, along with ductwork and indoor air quality services. Countless customers have trusted us at Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc. for over 35 years, resulting in an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. For more information about defeating hot spots in your home, contact us at Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc. today.