A good heating and cooling system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Lake Forest days. That’s because there’s several items that go 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 experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to explain 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 curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 enough 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 improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Lake Forest.
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 required. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter 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 is fairly easy.
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 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 would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can assist.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 949-204-0859. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.