A good HVAC system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Thedford days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Thedford.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is isn’t difficult.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 519-296-4437. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.