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 house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Pacheco days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Clean Air HVAC are here to explain 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 furniture or curtains, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Pacheco.
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 actually 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. 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 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 would like more information about zoning options for your home, Clean Air HVAC can assist.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 925-233-6238. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.