A good HVAC system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Montoursville days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Airmen HVAC Service 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Montoursville.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of 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 leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other areas. 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 adjust how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Airmen HVAC Service can help.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 570-322-3131. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.