A good cooling and heating system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Beckley and Mount Hope days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Appalachian Heating 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 house 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 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Beckley and Mount Hope.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
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 could end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.
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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a greater 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 possibilities for your home, Appalachian Heating can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 304-707-0600. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.