A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Genoa days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 acquired debris and dirt 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 undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Genoa.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.
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 definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 847-306-8990. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.