A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Ronkonkoma days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Cool Power LLC are here to explain 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with 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 house and the climate in Ronkonkoma.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your 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 cooler or warmer than other rooms. 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 larger investment than other approaches 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, Cool Power LLC can help.
If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 631-246-4029. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.