A good cooling and heating system means your home will constantly 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 Menomonie and western Wisconsin days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Halverson Brothers Inc are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 might be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Menomonie and western Wisconsin.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 fix 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 greater investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Halverson Brothers Inc is here to help.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 715-352-4052. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.