Weber County
Brigham City
Salt Lake


You rely on your AC to cool your home during the summer, and that's not just the outdoor unit; it includes the distribution system as well. Moving air through the system to cool it and then distributing the cooled air around your house is a major function of your AC system. When this goes wrong, you can sometimes end up with reduced cooling or uneven cooling.

Here are four reasons why your house may not be cooling evenly.

1. Appliances Adding Heat

Some areas of your home may accrue more heat than others due to daily activities or even due to constantly-running appliances that put some heat into the air. Here are some appliances that could add extra heat:

  • Dehumidifier
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer and dryer
  • Oven and stove
  • Water heater

If any of these items are nearby in the areas you feel aren't cooling well, that could be part or all of your problem. This is especially likely if the appliance is in a closed-off area or relatively small room such as the kitchen, meaning there's less air to heat up and temperature changes are felt more quickly.

In some cases, such as with a water heater, you can add insulation to reduce the amount of heat the appliance adds to your air. In other cases, you may need to adjust your AC system to compensate for the increased heat. Your AC contractor can help you diagnose the source of the heat and come up with the best solution.

2. Not Enough Attic Insulation and Ventilation

Your roof is typically the number one part of your house's exterior that adds unwanted heat. That's because it's not only relatively flat and typically exposed to full sun, but it’s often made of black asphalt as well.

Attic insulation and ventilation are designed to help carry away some of the accrued heat so that it won't simply transfer into your house. But if your attic insulation or ventilation system has gone awry somehow, you could see increased heat transfer from your roof into your living space. This often presents as warmer temperatures in your home's upper floor.

3. Clogged AC Filters

Clogged AC filters are a huge problem for your entire AC system. They can reduce airflow, cause the AC unit to work harder, and reduce overall air conditioning capacity. And because the unit has to pull harder to get air into the system, the system pressure will be lower. This means it won't have the amount of pressure it was designed for, and could end up cooling unevenly.

Of course, a clogged AC filter can also cause far-reaching damage such as an iced-over unit and early failure. So whether your old filters are causing your uneven cooling problem or not, you still need to change them before they start causing potentially serious malfunctions.

4. Blocked or Closed Vents

Blocked vents are another reason your system may have the wrong amount of pressure. But in this scenario, the blocked vents can actually prevent the cooled air from getting to where it needs to go, meaning that area of your house isn't being cooled properly. Fortunately, this issue is easy to check for.

Even if the vents are open and furniture is an adequate distance, the airflow might still be reduced if the vents have a buildup of dust. Vacuuming off any dust bunnies can help keep the air flowing freely into each room in your home.

These four problems can cause cooling problems in your home such as uneven cooling. Dick Kearsley Service Center can find the issue and repair your AC system to get it cooling all parts of your house evenly once again. Give us a call today to learn more about our services


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