A good HVAC system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest the Rio Grande Valley days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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 objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in the Rio Grande Valley.
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 it’s needed. 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 the air circulating through your home consistently 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 signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to improve 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 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 solutions for your home, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. is here to help.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 956-630-3522. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.