Our Pros Give Answers to Help Keep You Cool
Struggling to get quality sleep right now? You’re not alone. Many Texans find it difficult to round up some good Zzz’s during the summertime—and you have the excess heat and humidity to thank for that. Fortunately, the majority of us are spoiled—and totally chilled—thanks to the wonderful invention of central air conditioning.
But what happens when that cool air isn’t reaching all the rooms of your house? We’ll tell you what happens—your family has a tendency to get sweaty, cranky and very uncomfortable! But don’t fret. There are simple answers as to why certain rooms in your home may be hotter than others. Check out our six troubleshooting tips to learn how you can alleviate any indoor discomfort you may be experiencing.
Try These Home Tricks For Cooler Living
OK, so you’ve noticed your bedroom is hotter than the family room—or vice versa. Why is this happening? There could be a few reasons. Ask yourself the following six questions:
- Are your windows 100% shut and locked? If not, cool air could be escaping.
- Have you had your air ducts checked or cleaned since you moved in? If not, they could be hindering your airflow. Call us!
- Are you changing your air filters regularly? Summer months often require multiple changes. Replace them.
- Are all your vents fully open? Sometimes vents get bumped and accidentally shut without you even knowing!
- Is there anything blocking the vents? Make sure you don’t have any furniture that is blocking vents and preventing chilled airflow?
- Are there rooms in your home you rarely use? Close those vents so cool air is re-directed to other areas of the home.
More Troubleshooting Tips!
Did our troubleshooting tips helps? If yes, great news! If not, the problem could be something that might require professional service from Blue Ribbon. Here are four more possibilities:
For the most accurate temperature readings, it’s important your thermostat is placed in a spot where you spend the most time, like a family room. Try to refrain from placing it on a wall that heats up faster than other areas of the house. Poor placement only provides unbalanced temperatures throughout the house.
If you have an older home with outdated insulation, cool air could be escaping through the walls—and leaving some rooms warmer than others. If you have concerns, call in our insulation pros!
Too much direct sunlight
If you have a room that receives too much sun, it will naturally be hotter than others. Try shutting the blinds during the daytime or purchase ultraviolet blocking shades to block out the heat.
Wrong size AC system
Believe it or not, the wrong size cooling system can affect your indoor comfort. If your system is too big or too small for your home, you will experience unbalanced cooling throughout your home.
Ready to Lasso Some Indoor Comfort Help?
If you aren’t able to solve your cooling issues using our troubleshooting tips and you need an AC repair or an AC replacement in your Bastrop County home—call us! Our team of Blue Ribbon techs would be happy to arrive at your doorstep with professional solutions that continue to keep you cool until that summer heat winds down.