A good heating and cooling system means your space will consistently 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 home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Murrieta days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Cool Air Solutions are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool 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 may be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Murrieta.
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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady 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 areas. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Cool Air Solutions can help.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 951-299-9853. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.