Perhaps one of these problems describes what is happening in your home:
- An upstairs bedroom that’s too hot.
- A guest room that’s too cold.
- A living room that’s chilly in the morning and sweltering in the afternoon.
These are common scenarios that Lafayette, LA residents often wrestle with. Our team at Fontenot’s Air Conditioning & Heating has the expertise to deal with these scenarios and explain why ductless AC with zoning capability might be the solution.
Why Do I Have Cold And Warm Spots?
Lafayette residents frequently ask our comfort specialists this question. The answer requires some investigation because there are several reasons why you might have cold and warm spots in your home:
- Improperly sized HVAC system
- Loss of conditioned air as it moves through ductwork
- Natural effects such as solar heat
- Inadequate insulation
Adding attic insulation is a first step in combating inconsistent temperatures. A practical solution to an inappropriately sized HVAC system and natural effects is zoning.
What Is Zoning?
Zoned heating and cooling is the ability to control the delivery of conditioned air to specific areas (zones) of your home. A zone can be one room, a group of rooms, or individual floors of your home.
Ductless AC: The Ideal Solution To Cold And Warm Spots
Ductless systems have an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler. A separate thermostat controls each indoor unit so that you can regulate the temperature in each zone based on real-time need. You can lower the temperature in that upstairs bedroom so that you sleep comfortably, and you can raise the temperature in the guest room when it’s in use.
If you have a ducted system in your Lafayette home, you can add ductless air conditioning as a complement to your existing system to handle those trouble spots. To learn more about how ductless AC saves energy dollars and enhances your comfort, check out the ductless options we offer at Fontenot’s Air Conditioning & Heating or give us a call.