Q – We have two rooms on one side of the house that never seem to get cool enough in the summer (or warm enough in the winter for that matter). Do you think it is because our a/c unit isn’t large enough?
Buzz in Sandy Springs
A – Well Buzz…
It would be hard to tell if your a/c system was big enough based on a warm room or two.
You should have a qualified air conditioning company come out and give your house an inspection. They should look at things like which way the house faces, tree coverage, amount of glass, etc… then make a decision on the sizing of your a/c unit.
Chances are your unit is probably pretty close to being the correct size.
They will also check your thermostat to make sure it is working properly and is hung in an appropriate spot in your house.
The next step is to check out your duct work. You can have the hvac company install dampers which will help dictate the flow of air to certain rooms, which can force more cool air into those rooms.
Another option would be to add a smaller unit, such as a Mr. Slim unit into that area. These smaller units do a nice job of cooling and heating smaller spaces and are very effective in bonus rooms over garages.
You might also want to check your thermal envelope in that area of the house to make sure your windows aren’t leaky and that the insulation is up to snuff.
Doing all that will make you a busy little bee, Buzz…