A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Manassas days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc 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, the air that has been heated or cooled 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 allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in Manassas.
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 truly 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 throughout your home consistently 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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other areas. 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 adjust 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 bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 703-278-2036. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.