A good cooling and heating system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Arlington days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Service Max Heating & 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 furniture or curtains, 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 undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Arlington.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter 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 isn’t difficult.
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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger 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, Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 360-255-5857. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help.