A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Litchfield Park days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Cooler Tymes LLC are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air 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 could be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Litchfield Park.
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 necessary. 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 the air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 adjust how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Cooler Tymes LLC is here to help.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 623-208-6444. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.