A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Tucker days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 rooms 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 cause a problem with 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Tucker.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home at all times 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 indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run 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 near 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 larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, ACS Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help.
If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 770-450-1539. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.