A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Columbia 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 house. The pros at Watts Electric & A/C Inc are here to share 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have dirt and debris built up 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 in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Columbia.
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 really 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 around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
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 parts of the house. 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 greater 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 options for your home, Watts Electric & A/C Inc is here to help.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 601-736-7362. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help.