A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly 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 coldest and hottest McHenry days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Jett's Heating & Air 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the environment in McHenry.
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 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work 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 is fairly easy.
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 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 possibilities for your home, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can help.
If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 815-410-1128. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.