A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Wyandotte days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning are here to share 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 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Wyandotte.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 possibilities for your home, Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 734-363-8907. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.