A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Derby days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 during the winter and letting 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 different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Derby.
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 necessary. What truly 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 cooler and warmer air circulating through your home consistently 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer 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 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 bigger 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, Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 203-772-8319. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.