A good heating and cooling system mean your house will constantly be at the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest La Puente days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC, and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Temp Air System Inc. are here to share 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 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 unwanted 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 allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in 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 climate in La Puente.
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 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 throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder 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 isn’t difficult.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to fix how evenly your home is heated and cooled is to have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other approaches to heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning options for your home, Temp Air System Inc. can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.