A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Chadron days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at MPC Heating & Cooling 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 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, 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 may 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 incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Chadron.
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 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 consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter 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 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 larger 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 possibilities for your home, MPC Heating & Cooling can assist.
If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 308-832-4321. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.