A good HVAC system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Lexington days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc are here to explain 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 furniture or curtains, 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 undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking 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 improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Lexington.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when necessary. What really 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 throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 bigger 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, James Heating & A/C, Inc can help.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 336-853-6070. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.