A good HVAC system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Elk River days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air are here to explain 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 curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Elk River.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. 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 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 larger 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 options for your home, Home Comfort Heating & Air can help.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 763-276-0617. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.