A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently 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 Longview days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Goode Bros AC & Heating are here to show you 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 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 undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Longview.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.
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 might end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 greater investment than other approaches 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, Goode Bros AC & Heating is here to help.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 903-284-2612. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.