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Finding hot spots in your home, despite a properly functioning AC system, can be frustrating. Thankfully, there are ways to determine the cause of the problem, which means solutions are available. Here are four ways you can get rid of a hot spot in your home.

Check If the Hot Spot Is Due to the Sun

A hot spot can be due to the sun’s effect on one area of your home that receives greater exposure to sunlight. Check to see if your curtains and drapes are adequate for keeping the sun out. If not, replace them with curtains made of a material that reflects or blocks the sun better. You may find that the temperature in that room will drop by several degrees to match the rest of the house.

Unclog or Reroute Ducts as Necessary

A major cause of hot spots can be clogged ducts. Check to see that cool air is coming into the room with the hot spot. If it isn’t, you likely need to have a technician check your ducts. For those living in older homes that were made before central air became common, a poorly installed duct can produce blockages. In any case, a local cooling professional will be able to provide a solution.

Install a Zoned Thermostat

If you want to modulate the temperature separately for different areas of your home, consider installing a zoned thermostat. You can provide different levels of cooling to areas of the house you determine, thus providing everyone in your living space the comfort they need. This will also allow you to divert extra cooling to the area with the hot spot.

Install a Ductless Air Conditioner

Ductless air conditioners are also an effective solution for hot spots, especially for parts of your house such as attics and garages. Without having to install a duct system, these systems can attain the desired temperature in any room.

Call us at HB McClure in Harrisburg, PA, to get you the best solution for your home’s hot spot. For over a century, we have been serving the community’s heating, cooling, plumbing, fuel oil, and propane needs.

$50 OFF 1st Preventive Maintenance or Service Call*

$50 Off 1st Preventive Maintenance or Service Call

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*For new customers on any residential service. Valid only within HB McClure’s standard service area. May not be combined with other offers. Offer expires 11/30/18.

Up to $1,600 in Combined Rebates on Select Lennox Systems*

Up to $1,600 in Rebates on Select Lennox Systems*

*Installations must be completed by November 30, 2018. Restrictions apply. One per household. Prior purchases do not qualify. Valid within HB McClure’s standard trading area. May not be combined with other offers. Call for details. Offer expires 11/30/18.

Up to $100 OFF 1st Propane or Fuel Oil Delivery*

Up to $100 OFF 1st Propane or Fuel Oil Delivery

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*For new automatic delivery propane or fuel oil customers. Call for details.

Up to $2,050 in Combined Rebates on Select Lennox® Systems*

$2,050 in Combined Rebates on Select Lennox® Systems

*Installations must be completed by February 15, 2019. Restrictions apply. One per household. Prior purchases do not qualify. Valid within HB McClure’s standard trading area. May not be combined with other offers. Call for details. Offer expires 2/8/2019.

$25 OFF First Service Call*

$25 OFF First Service Call*

Includes heating, cooling, and plumbing service.
*For new customers on any residential service. Valid only within HB McClure’s standard service area. May not be combined with other offers. Offer expires 2/8/2019.

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