A good HVAC system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Port St. Lucie days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Custom Air Systems Inc are here to share 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 rooms 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, 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 might be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Port St. Lucie.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What actually 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 uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your 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 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 a simple process.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to fix 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 would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Custom Air Systems Inc can assist.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 772-247-2283. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.