A good heating and cooling system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Mobile days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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, heated or cooled 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 might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Mobile.
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 necessary. What actually 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. 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 fix 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 solutions for your home, Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 251-471-2674. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.