A good cooling and heating system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Opelika days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. are here to show you 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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, the air that has been heated or cooled 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 throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Opelika.
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 required. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.
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 greater investment than other methods 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, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 334-524-2458. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.