A good HVAC system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Mount Pleasant days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Olde Towne Heating & Air are here to explain 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 cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool 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 might be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Mount Pleasant.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other areas. 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 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 want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Olde Towne Heating & Air is here to help.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 843-485-0967. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.