A good heating and cooling system means your home will constantly 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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Plainfield 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 home. The team at PWA Heating & Cooling 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool 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 during the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Plainfield.
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 required. What truly 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 the air circulating throughout your home constantly 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 signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 fix 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 bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 815-410-1231. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.