A good HVAC system means your space 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 Norton days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at HCE Systems Inc are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled 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 could be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting 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 separate levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Norton.
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 required. 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 the air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. 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 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 greater investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, HCE Systems Inc can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 276-302-0076. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.