Uneven cooling can hurt your HVAC system, increase your heating and cooling cost, and decrease the life of your system. Your air conditioner unit works with the duct system to cool your house. Your air conditioner pulls in heated air from your home through your ducts and cycles it through the refrigerant taking out the heat. It then takes that heat and dissipates it to the outside air. Fresh air from outside is brought in though the duct system and cooled before being sent back out into your home. That is the proper balance of the system and if that balance is off you end up with hot spots and uneven cooling in your home. There are a couple of ways you can combat this issue.
*Get your duct work inspected. If your duct work isn't correct, you will have uneven cooling which stresses the system. If your ducts are too large or too small they will create uneven cooling so you will have to get the correct sized ones to fix the issue. Leaks in your duct work can also be a culprit, so finding and fixing the leaks can also correct this issue. One last issue with the duct work is clogs, they will have to be cleaned out so they air can flow the correct way.
*You can get a variable speed motor system for your home. Variable speed motors more adequately heat and cool your home by controlling the air flow in a more efficient way. The variable system controls the output based on the homes needs. With variable speed motors you can control individual rooms which saves you money. When you don't use a room as often you can make it hotter or cooler saving energy, this is called zoning and only variable speed motors can do this.
*You have to make sure you have the right sized system for your home. Uneven heating and cooling can be the result of an improperly sized HVAC system. The system could have been sized wrong by improper load calculations at the time of installation or the homes needs could have changed over time. If your system is too small to adequately heat your space then you will have improper heating and cooling and possible system failure. Call Bartlett Heating and Air today to have a tech come out and make sure you have the right sized system for your needs and to fix any improper cooling you may have.