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There are Pockets of Cold Air in My Home

The seasons aren't supposed to change as you walk through your home. Is one room in your house colder than the rest? When it's summer in the dining room, but the kitchen feels like fall, that’s a problem worth investigating.

Where Are the Pockets of Cold Air Coming From?

Pockets of cold air in your home are not only annoying, they also can point to a problem with the ductwork. Fortunately, there’s a variety of things you can check before calling in an HVAC specialist.

Potential Issues

  • high electricity bills
  • pockets of cold air

Your home's structure is designed to retain warmth and keep out the cold (and vice versa, depending on the season). You may have gaps in areas where gas and electric lines pass through the exterior walls. Cold air will find its way in through these small crevices, like improperly sealed windows, doors, and outlet covers. This can impact your comfort in the home, and your energy bills.

  • furnace is blowing cold air
  • puddle around the indoor air conditioning unit
  • high electricity bills
  • pockets of cold air

A duct system consists of a series of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings that run through your home. Sealing and insulating ductwork prevents leaks and keeps the air warm or cool (depending on season) while it makes the journey to your vents. This means your HVAC system doesn't have to work overtime to keep up with the thermostat, which is better for the planet and your wallet. Since air follows the path of least resistance, it's also important to make sure no ducts are squeezed or damaged. Any of these situations can cause high energy bills and an uncomfortable home!

  • indoor allergens
  • puddle around the indoor air conditioning unit
  • high electricity bills
  • whistling noise from the ductwork
  • pockets of cold air

A well-designed AC system should provide a consistent temperature between rooms. Each room in your home has specific airflow needs that are calculated in CFM (cubic feet per minute). If your air ducts are leaking, each room is not getting the proper CFM of airflow. Cool air will escape through the leak, which means that your AC will need to run longer, raising energy bills to meet the demands of each room.

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