If you have started to notice that a room or two is not getting cooled off the way it should when you have your central air unit running, you need to quickly find the problem. This way, you can finally have all of the rooms in the house as cool as you would like for them to be. To help get you started on the path of correcting the issue, you need to check out the following possible reasons for room temperature trouble.
The cooled air from your central air conditioning unit is carried through your home and into the individual rooms through metal ductwork. Look to see if there are any cracks in the ductwork, such as around the sections that normally connect. When there is even the smallest of cracks in the ductwork, a good portion of the cooled air will makes its way into the walls of the rooms instead of through the vent and into the actual living space of your home. The best way to determine if you have faulty ductwork is to hire an HVAC technician to send a camera through the ductwork.
Gaps Around Windows
Even the smallest of gaps around widows can cause a lot of struggle when trying to control the temperature of the room. Therefore, if you are trying to cool down a room that has cracks around the window where hot air is creeping in, you are going to lose the battle. You can easily solve this problem by sealing the gap with a little bit of caulking. If the gap is very large due to structural shifting, you might have to replace the window after restructuring the walls around the window framing.
Too Much Direct Sunlight
If you have a room that seems to stay warmer than the rest and you have large windows or french doors that get hit with a lot of direct sunlight for many hours during the hottest point of the day, then you might struggle to keep that room cool. You can buy window and door shades or even have the glass tinted. Then there is the option of adding exterior awnings so that less direct sunlight is making its way into the room.
As you can see, there are a few potential issues that you can address. Once you have determined the cause of the warmer temperature in the room, you can take action to change it. (For more information, contact Dale's Heating & Appliance)