An air conditioner should cool all the rooms evenly. A unit that does not properly cool all the rooms probably has developed some fault. However, this is not the case in every situation. Sometimes, other factors result in uneven cooling of the rooms.
In this article, we explain five reasons for uneven cooling and possible solutions.
1. Air leaks
Uneven cooling can be caused due to air leaks. The air can leak through many different places. You should check the areas around the windows and doors for air leaks. Sometimes, the air leaks can be coming from a small hole in the wall.
These leaks become a path for cool air to escape from the room. Sealing the leaks can solve the problem.
2. Switch your thermostat setting to ‘on’
Switching the thermostat setting from ‘auto’ to ‘on’ can also resolve the uneven cooling problem. In the auto setting, the fan stops when the outdoor unit is off and the cooling cycle has completed. However, this does not result in optimal cooling.
Setting the thermostat to ‘on’ position will ensure that the fan keeps on circulating the air even when the unit has shut down or the cooling cycle completes. This can result in more even distribution of the cool air.
3. Check your attic insulation
Poor insulation of the attic results in cool air getting out of the house and warm air entering the house. It will result in uneven cooling. The rooms downstairs will be cooler than upstairs.
Proper insulation of the attic is important to ensure optimal cooling. It’s important to ensure that the insulation material has the proper R-Value. The R-value should be suitable for the type of home and the region where you reside.
4. Clean air ducts
Dust, mold, dirt, pet dander, and hair tend to accumulate on the ducts. This can block circulation of the air, resulting in uneven cooling. Cleaning the air ducts can resolve uneven cooling problems. You can use a detachable vacuum cleaner to clean the ducts. However, it’s recommended that you call a professional technician to clean the ducts.
5. Have the Foulks team install a ductless air conditioner
You can install ductless air conditioners to resolve the problem of uneven cooling. With a ductless setup in your home, family members can control individual room temperatures. These systems are generally quieter than central air conditioners, and most air conditioner professionals can install the unit in a day.
Foulks Heating & Cooling can help with your uneven cooling problems
You should always contact a reliable company to repair or install new air conditioner. An experienced technician will give you qualified advice for resolving air conditioner problems. Hiring a professional technician for air conditioner tune up or repairs can save you money in the long run due to less frequent costly repairs.
In case you reside in Amite City, Hammond & Southeast Louisiana, or nearby areas, you can contact Foulks Heating & Cooling. We provide professional air conditioner repair and installation services. Our NATE-certified technicians can easily resolve all kinds of issues with your air conditioner.