A good heating and cooling 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 discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Kearney 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 space. The team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning 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 house 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 a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable 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 letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Kearney.
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 actually 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder 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 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 308-624-3485. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.