A good HVAC system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Saint Petersburg days. That’s because there’s more that goes into 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 team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc 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 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 cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with 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 house and the weather in Saint Petersburg.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.
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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 adjust 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 larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is here to help.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 727-369-6195. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.