A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Kutztown 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 influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house 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 cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Kutztown.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 larger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Moyer Total Indoor Comfort is here to help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 484-646-3363. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.