If your central air conditioner is running smoothly and your thermostat is programmed to a single temperature setting, then every room in your home should have the same, consistent air temperature. If this isn’t the case, then your unit may have an air balance problem. Here’s what our air conditioner specialists in New Jersey have to say on this common issue.
Test Your Air Temperature
Using several indoor room thermometers, you can effectively and accurately measure the temperature in different rooms. On a fairly hot day – around 80 degrees or more – turn on your AC unit and let it run for 20-30 minutes. Then place a thermometer directly on a vent in each room for 5 minutes (while your AC is running) and record the results, and repeat this process with the return vents.
Ideally, the temperature recorded at the vent that pushes the cold air into the room should be 15-20 degrees cooler than the temperature reading for the return vents. If this isn’t the case, you likely have a problem with your ductwork, like a leak or blockage. On occasion, this can also be due to a poor installation job where duct joints have come loose, or where the ductwork that has been installed is too long or incorrectly sized for the unit and the property.
This is likely to cause some rooms to be warmer than they should be, as the flow of cool air is being disrupted. It may also cause some rooms to be colder than expected as the AC unit works harder and harder to pump out colder air to lower the temperature in rooms where the ductwork is blocked. This often results in higher than usual energy bills, so be sure to check those too.
HVAC System and Air Conditioner Parts and New Units for Wholesale Prices in New Jersey
At Crosstown Plumbing Supply, we can either assist you with choosing a high-efficiency, low maintenance replacement air conditioner or HVAC system (including central heating and air and ductless air conditioning systems) or provide you with an extensive range of plumbing supplies to replace necessary parts in your current system.
As we are a plumbing wholesaler located in a 3.5% NJ sales tax zone, we can make your repairs and services the most affordable in town. Our sales consultants are highly experienced and happy to assist you with finding the right part for your needs and we work closely with reliable, affordable air conditioning and HVAC professionals you prefer not to go the DIY route.
For more information about the plumbing supplies we have on offer, please visit our website today at http://crosstownplumbing.com/