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 notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Saint Petersburg days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc are here to show you 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 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, the warm or cool 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 throughout 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. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Saint Petersburg.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. What actually 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 may end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. 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 absolutely 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 are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 727-369-6195. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.