A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Tomball days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Premium Air Services LLC are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air 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 could be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Tomball.
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 required. What really 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 heated and cooled 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
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other approaches 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, Premium Air Services LLC can assist.
If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 713-364-9957. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.