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Top 3 Ways to Ensure Even Cooling in Your Home

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It’s hot enough outside in Mobile, Alabama; you don’t want to worry about warm spots throughout your home as well. If you have the air conditioner running, but you still feel warm spots and have difficulty achieving even cooling, these three culprits may be to blame.

Air Conditioner Needs to Be Replaced

When you’re experiencing uneven cooling, replacing your air conditioner is the worst case scenario and the most costly fix. If your HVAC is the wrong size for your home, it can cause uneven cooling. Luckily, an experienced professional can tell you if the system is the right size for your home. If your system is aging, then sometimes you’ll experience uneven cooling. A new air conditioner is a big investment, but if it’s about time for a replacement or if your current system is the wrong size, you’ll save money by replacing it sooner rather than later.

Blocked Air Vents

If your air vents are blocked, you might feel uneven cooling or hot spots throughout your home during the warmer months. Sometimes people close off vents to try to focus cold air in specific rooms. Your HVAC systems won’t work effectively, and you may cause damage to your system and uneven cooling throughout the house. Make sure all your vents are open, and no vents are blocked by furniture or covered by carpet or wallpaper.

Lack of Insulation

Most people equate insulation with winter and keeping their house warm; however, insulation is just as necessary in the summer to keep the home cool. If your home is not properly insulated, you will not be able to control heat transfer, leading to hot spots in the summer and cold spots during the winter months. If you feel warm spots throughout your home, have a contractor check the insulation. It is an investment that will help keep your home comfortable and lower your utility bills throughout the year.

If you’re having issues with uneven cooling, Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to help. Give us a call at 251-476-3610 to speak to an experienced professional today.

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3 Common Indoor Allergens

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Indoor allergens can cause coughing, sneezing, nosebleeds, watery or itchy eyes, headaches, asthma attacks, skin irritation, and other problems. If you have flu-like symptoms that seem to be always present, you probably have allergies instead of a cold or flu. Some of the most common indoor allergens in your Mobile, Alabama, home are pests, molds, and pet dander.


Many household pests including dust mites, cockroaches, and mice cause allergies. Dust mites can easily become a problem in your home. They eat the organic matter like pieces of human skin that help to make up dust particles. Dust and vacuum often and keep the humidity in your home low to avoid them. You should also make it a point of duty to change your HVAC system’s air filter once per month. The droppings and other waste from cockroaches and mice can cause allergies and even serious illness. Keep your kitchen clean and take out your trash regularly, so you don’t attract pests.


Some types of mold make mycotoxins that can cause allergy symptoms. Mold thrives in our humid weather, and mold spores cause hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis. Mold can grow on insulation, behind walls, in carpeting, and even inside your ductwork. To prevent mold growth and make your home more comfortable, use a dehumidifier. You should also open your air registers and check your ductwork at least once per year. If you see mold, pest droppings, or a large amount of dust, have it cleaned by a professional.

Pet Dander

Dogs and cats shed small pieces of skin called dander which clings to carpets, furniture, and pet owners’ clothing. You could be exposed even if you don’t have pets if you spend a lot of time around cat or dog owners. Use an air purifier to remove pet dander from your home, and if you have pets, bathe them regularly.

Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. is a family-owned company with over 50 years of experience. We can help you improve your indoor air quality with a variety of HVAC equipment and services. Call us at 251-476-3610 to learn more about how we can serve you.