A good cooling and heating system means your space will always 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 house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest McMurray days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are here to share 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 be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled 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 could be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the weather in McMurray.
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 it’s needed. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving 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 steady throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 methods 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, Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help.
If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 724-370-0141. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.