AC Repairs: Uneven Cooling

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The summertime is fast approaching—we’re only about a month away from the official start of summer—and Memorial Day weekend is only a little more than a week away! During the spring, homeowners throughout Montgomery County, MD schedule AC tune-ups 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 gotten worse, or that your AC system has developed some new quirks.

At Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing, one of the most common air conditioning problems we see is that units deliver uneven cooling. This can be a complex problem—and it potentially involves a number of factors concerning the distribution of air throughout your ductwork as well as the efficiency of your system. If your unit isn’t distributing even cooling throughout your home, contact us for air conditioning repair in MD.

To learn more about this air conditioning problem, call us at 301-990-7970.

Understanding the Problem of Uneven Cooling

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 consistency 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 individually controlled. One of the thermostats in your zones may be faulty, or one of the dampers may be broken.

Contact Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing for AC Repairs

Uneven cooling can be very irritating—and it might indicate a more significant issue that requires immediate attention. Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing proudly serves Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Clarksburg, and nearby areas in Montgomery County, MD. Contact us today if your AC unit isn’t properly cooling your home.

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