A good HVAC system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Omaha days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at The Frazier Company are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your rooms 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 the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Omaha.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady 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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder 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 adjust 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 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, The Frazier Company can help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 402-628-0206. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.