A good HVAC system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Savage days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning 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 dirt and debris built up 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly 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 appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in Savage.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. What really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through 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 indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by 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 adjust 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 larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning can help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 952-373-0377. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help.