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 notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Moline days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have dirt and debris built up 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Moline.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
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 run 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 by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to adjust 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 methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Freed Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 309-323-9584. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help.