A good HVAC system means your house will consistently 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 warmest and coolest Central Point 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 factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Titan 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 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 unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout 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. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Central Point.
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 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 throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks near 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 fix 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 larger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 541-286-6617. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help.