A good heating and cooling system means your house will constantly 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 home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Pflugerville days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning 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 curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Pflugerville.
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 necessary. What really 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 heated and cooled 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
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 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a greater 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 options for your home, Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 512-355-1482. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.