A good cooling and heating system means your house 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 house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Mechanicsville days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at M & S Heating & Air LLC are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring 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 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 unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and letting 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. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Mechanicsville.
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 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 throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.
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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, M & S Heating & Air LLC can assist.
If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 301-363-4699. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.