A good heating and cooling 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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Middle Georgia days. That’s because there’s several items that go 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia are here to share 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 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, 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 doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Middle Georgia.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your 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 might end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 larger 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 options for your home, Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can assist.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 478-200-5689. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.