Uneven Cooling? Here are 4 Causes that Could Be Why in La Grange, KY

Your central air conditioner should be able to equally cool every room in your home in La Grange, KY, unless the system comes with dampers that allow for multiple temperature zones. Uneven cooling is a sign that something is amiss either with the AC or with your home; we give four possible reasons below.

1. Clogged Air Filter

Hopefully it’s nothing more than a filter that needs replacing; remember that you should be replacing the filter every 60 to 90 days. A clogged filter restricts airflow and lets dirt and debris pass through and coat the AC’s coil and other components, preventing the transfer of heat and making the system blow out lukewarm air.

2. Poor Insulation

Good insulation in the attic and walls will prevent cool air from leaving your home and hot air from entering. But if your insulation is low-quality, old, or damaged, your cool air may be seeping out of your home before it even reaches your rooms, which would account for the uneven results.

3. Leaks in the Ductwork

The same goes with damaged or poorly sealed air ducts. One room may be warmer than another because the duct that leads to it has cracks and holes that are letting the cool air out.

4. Oversized or Undersized AC

Oversized ACs cool too quickly and unevenly while undersized ACs, lacking in cooling capacity, may only cool the central area of your home. Either way, there’s no way to fix this; you would need to get a brand-new AC installation.

Hire Our NATE-Certified Technicians

Here at Birkhead Co. Heating and Air Conditioning, we can provide maintenance for your AC in La Grange, so contact us today. Maintenance can effectively address all the problems that might throw off the balance of airflow. And if you hire us, you get to work with NATE-certified technicians who receive continual training and can work on all AC makes and models.

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