A good cooling and heating system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Brookfield days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Central Air LLC are here to share 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during 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 various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Brookfield.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving 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 even 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 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Central Air LLC can assist.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 203-357-5913. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help.