A good heating and cooling system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Marshalltown days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at B & G HVAC are here to explain 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 objects, 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 warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable 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 letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Marshalltown.
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 it’s needed. 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.
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 might end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly more of a long-term project and a greater 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 possibilities for your home, B & G HVAC can assist.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 641-316-3360. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.