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Your A/C should cool your entire home without any problem. However, for two-story houses, your central air conditioner might have difficulty in evenly cooling the ground and second floor—which may consequently cause temperature imbalance.  

Here are two easy steps to deal with uneven cooling in a two-story house:

Step 1: Look and Fix Underlying Issues

Uneven indoor temperature is the result of underlying HVAC problems that remain unsolved. Your A/C system might need some fine-tuning or a few repairs to function correctly. Check the condition of the components below to know where to start fixing.

Step 2: Use Zoning System

Over time, several factors like insufficient insulation and system’s age affect your A/C’s ability to cool your home. While you have limited control over these factors, you can have full authority over your indoor comfort through a zoned system.

Zoning is a process of dividing your home into two or more zones, so your HVAC system can consistently and evenly heat or cool your home. A zoned system works in two ways as discussed below.

These dampers stop or regulate the flow of cool or warm air throughout the house. They can be used to cut off heating or cooling in any unused or unoccupied room.

If you’re not comfortable with using dampers, you can opt for a ductless mini-split unit. It comes with multiple air handlers, each with an individual thermostat.

You need multiple thermostats for each zone to control the dampers in your ductwork system. Each A/C is also connected to a single thermostat, so everyone at home can have his/her preferred temperature setting.

Need Help Fixing Uneven Temperature in Your Middlesex, NJ Home?

Dealing with uneven home cooling requires help from professionals. Whether you need to fix an A/C component or install a residential ductless unit, our experts at Supreme Heating & Air Conditioning are always ready to help. Contact us or send us a message to schedule your appointment today.

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