A good cooling and heating system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Dayton days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Jent Mechanical LLC 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 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 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Dayton.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really 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 the air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
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 cooler or warmer than other rooms. 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 fix 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 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 solutions for your home, Jent Mechanical LLC is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 937-845-1111. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help.