If you experience uneven cooling in your home, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Uneven cooling is a common problem, especially during summer months when some rooms or areas heat up quicker than others. Some of this is unavoidable… hot air rises and cool air falls. Likewise, external natural factors such as the sun shining on one side of the house more than others is a factor. But uneven cooling in your home can also be caused by a cooling system that is operating indefinitely or improperly.
Our qualified service professionals can perform several diagnostic tests to determine if your A/C needs a little help. If it does, one solution may be a mini split cooling system targeted specifically at cooling down the problem room or area. Mini split cooling systems feature two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-blowing unit. The two are connected by a conduit that houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing and a condensate drain. Similar to regular central A/C systems, the compressor pumps and cools the system’s refrigerant to the indoor blowing unit that disperses the treated air. Mini splits are appealing because of their small size and flexibility for zone cooling. As mini splits have no ducts, the potential for energy losses associated with a leaky or insecure duct system is eliminated.
Another option to help battle uneven cooling is repairing/sealing existing ductwork. This can also help reduce energy costs, because as much as 20-30% of the air that moves through a typical house is lost due to leaks, holes, and defective ductwork. HVAC professionals are often hired to resolve ductwork issues because the ductwork system is often concealed behind walls, ceilings and in attics, making it hard to get to.
Call your friends at Sanborn’s for more information on mini split system options and ductwork services.