A good HVAC system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Cottonwood days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Connolly Electric & Mechanical are here to show you 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 unwanted 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 letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Cottonwood.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 cooler and warmer air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Connolly Electric & Mechanical can help.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 928-639-4251. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.