A good heating and cooling system means your home 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 hottest and coldest Bossier City days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are here to show you 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 acquired debris and dirt 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Bossier City.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning options for your home, Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning can help.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 800-COOLING. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.