Your central air conditioner should be able to cool every room evenly in your home in Owensboro, KY. While there are certain factors to keep in mind, such as the level of a room’s sun exposure, the results shouldn’t be drastically different. Below, we’ll give the most common causes of uneven cooling and explain what you can do about it.

Dirty or Leaking Ductwork

A clogged duct won’t let much cool air into the room that it’s connected to. On the other hand, a duct with holes and cracks will push the cool air into the attic or basement. In either case, the room will not received the proper amount of conditioned air.

The solution to the first issue is professional duct cleaning, which the National Air Duct Cleaners Association says you should request every three to five years. To address the second issue, have a technician seal your ducts and perform the proper repairs. More insulation, or thicker insulation, can help your home retain the cool air.

Blocked Vent or Clogged Filter

Have you closed the vent into your room, or have you blocked it with a piece of furniture? This, naturally, will prevent cool air from entering that room: hence, the unevenness.

By constricting airflow, a clogged filter lowers air pressure and causes the rooms farthest from the air handler to receive less cool air. The solution here is simple. Most HVAC experts recommend a filter replacement every 60 to 90 days.

An Undersized AC Unit

Maybe your AC is too small for your home. It won’t blow out hard enough, then, to cool the farthest rooms. The only solution to this is a complete system replacement.

With yearly maintenance, your home in Owensboro can stay consistently cool, so contact OnTIME Service for more information. We also maintain 24-hour emergency availability. You’ll love working with our NATE-certified technicians, and we guarantee your 100% satisfaction with the results of whatever we do.

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