A good HVAC system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Omaha days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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 objects, 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly 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 appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Omaha.
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 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 areas. 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 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 bigger 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 possibilities for your home, Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 402-509-5940. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.