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Why Does My Home Have Cold Spots?

February 12, 2021

Why Does My Home Have Cold Spots?


Cold spots occur when certain areas inside the house feel much colder than the rest of the home. The following article presents the several causes for cold spots in residential homes and ways to fix this phenomenon.

Incorrect Size

One of the most common causes of cold spots is having a HVAC unit that is not the right size for the house. When the unit is too small, it will need to work overtime in order to heat the home. When the HVAC unit is too large, there may be uneven distribution of heating due to the fact that the unit is made to work for a larger space. In order to avoid this issue, make sure you are seeking professional HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area from certified technicians at A-Plus Quality in order to have the correct sized unit for your home.

Air Duct Issues

Hot or cold air travels from your HVAC unit through your air ducts which is then distributed to the rooms in your home. Air can begin to leak when these air ducts are not-well insulated, have cracks, or holes which will result in losing that hot or cold air that circulating within faulty ducts. Loss of air means that it will not be properly distributed as well as your system being overworked. The result: cold spots in areas of your home. If the cold spots within your home are due to your duct work, it is imperative that you contact our specialists at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, to have the issue properly inspected and fixed. 

Blocked Air Vents

You may be experiencing cold spots in your home for the simple reason of a blocked or restricted air vent. If you air vent is closed, or being blocked by an object such as a bed, make sure to uncover it to allow heat to flow within the room. It is important to understand that blocked or closed air vents cause your unit to overwork itself which may result in higher than ordinary heating bills.

Air Drafts

Cold spots in your home can be due to reasons unrelated to your HVAC unit. If your home is not air tight, outdoor cold air will travel within. Make sure that your exterior caulking is sealed tightly around your windows and doors. If you detect any leaks, you can seal them with whether stripping or caulking. 

Facing the cold spots problem with professional help from A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, is the best way to go towards a house that is free of cold spots and comfortably regulated in temperature. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our HVAC specialists in Toronto and the surrounding areas. 

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