Summer is near. During the Atlanta, GA spring, homeowners throughout the area inspect and clean their air conditioners in order to make sure they are fully operative when the real heat sets in. During this process, however, you may find that those minor problems you noticed last cooling season have only grown worse, or that your system has developed a few quirks over the years. One of the most common air conditioning problems we see is uneven cooling. It can be a complex problem, and involves a number of factors concerning the distribution of air throughout your ductwork as well as the efficiency of your system. For air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Cool Air Mechanical today!
In order to understand uneven cooling, you need to understand how air circulates throughout your AC system. While most people think of air conditioning as the distribution of cool air, it also requires removing air from your home by means of return ductwork. It’s a give and take process that provides balance and constancy to your indoor climate. As the pressurized refrigerant circulates through its cycle, it takes the heat from your indoor air through the return ductwork and dissipates it into the outside air. Fresh outside air is brought in through the supply ducts and cooled before being sent through your home. If these systems are not properly balanced, then there might be one room in your home that is not removing enough hot air, or not pushing enough cool air in.
System imbalance is the primary reason for hotspots in your home during the cooling season, but if you have a zone control system, there may be other reasons. Zone control works by installing electric dampers into your ductwork at key intervals in order to create zones that can be individual controlled. One of the thermostats in your zones may be faulty, or one of the dampers may be broken.
Uneven cooling can be very irritating and might indicate a more significant issue that requires immediate attention. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Cool Air Mechanical today!