house plans
Free Shipping on All House Plans!
Question or to order
Home >> House Plans >> Article
Search entire site
DREAM. LEARN. DISCOVER... GET STARTED.
House Plans
House Plans

How come my house isn't cooling off?

Tags : ,
Published On : 08-13-2004
Author :
2844 Views
ShareThis

How to make your central air conditioner more effective.

 

I have had a few phone calls from homeowners complaining that their central air conditioner isn’t working well enough.  I have paid attention to a few of the steps the cooling contractor takes.  First he asks the homeowner if they have changed their furnace air filter lately.  He then asks if all of their basement vents are closed.  The cold air has a tendency to drop to the lowest point.   He suggests that they close the vents in small areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms, unless they leave the doors open.  If these steps don’t do the trick then he comes out and checks the coolant and other parts of the system.   I would also suggest that you find a way to separate your basement from your upper floors.  I know it is nice to have an open stairwell, but you can still have doors separating your basement family room from the rest of your basement. 

COMMENTS
RELATED ARTICLES
In With the Old as Vintage Home Features Make a Comeback
House Plans
The Metamorphosis of Green Lighting
Green Building
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Living within an HOA (Homeowners Association)
House Plans
Choosing the Latest in Hardwood Floors for Your Home Plan
House Plans 101
Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Dream Home
House Plans
Florida-Style Homes Blend Elegance, Contemporary Chic and Casual Comfort in their Design
House Plans
Dos and Don’ts for a Green Roof Garden
House Plans 101
Green Goes Mainstream: Homes with “Cleaner Footprints” Take the Spotlight
House Plans
Why Not Consider a Home Fitness Center in Your New House Plan?
House Plans 101
Growing Our Support for Veterans and Military Families with Fisher House Foundation
House Plans

Search House Plans

Bedrooms
 1  2  3  4  5+
Bathrooms
 1  1½  2  2½  3  3½  4+
Stories Garage Bays
 1  1½  2  1  2  3+
Square Feet
to
View Results
Enter Plan #:
HOUSE PLANS 101
FAQ
Glossary of Terms
Understanding Blueprints
Understanding Copyright
What's included in a set of house plans?
Why pre-drawn house plans?
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
Building a home plan with an indoor basketball court
House Plans
Plans with Indoor Basketball Courts
House Plans
1. Building on slab vs. crawl space vs. basement? Advantages / disadvantage
House Plans
Garage Plans with Shops, Mother In-Law Suites, Apartments and Bonus Square Footage
House Plans
Luxurious Mountain Craftsman House Plans
House Plans
Beachfront, Coastal and Key West Home Plans
House Plans
European and Luxury House Plans, Large and Small!
House Plans
The Finest Duplex, Town House, and Multi Unit Home Plans
House Plans
The In-Law Suite Revolution
House Plans
Florida and California House Plans With a Tuscan Style
House Plans
ARTICLES BY TOPIC
A Frame House Plans A Home Builders Opinion Air Conditioning Tips architectural styles Architecture Arts and Crafts House Plans beachfront house plans Beachfront Houseplans blueprints building log building lots building mistakes bungalow Bungalow House Plans Buy House Plans Cape Cod House Plans celebrity home designs Charity Christmas Coastal House Plans Color Photos Color Schemes Considerations for Building Foundations in a New House Plan Contemporary Style
RECENT ARTICLES
In With the Old as Vintage Home Features Make a Comeback
House Plans
The Metamorphosis of Green Lighting
Green Building
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Living within an HOA (Homeowners Association)
House Plans
Choosing the Latest in Hardwood Floors for Your Home Plan
House Plans 101
Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Dream Home
House Plans
Florida-Style Homes Blend Elegance, Contemporary Chic and Casual Comfort in their Design
House Plans
Dos and Don’ts for a Green Roof Garden
House Plans 101
Green Goes Mainstream: Homes with “Cleaner Footprints” Take the Spotlight
House Plans
Why Not Consider a Home Fitness Center in Your New House Plan?
House Plans 101
Growing Our Support for Veterans and Military Families with Fisher House Foundation
House Plans
© 2015 The Plan Collection, LLC