A good HVAC system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Lake Worth days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Smyth Air Conditioning 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have acquired debris and dirt 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 incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough 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. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Lake Worth.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts 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 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning options for your home, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can assist.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 561-533-6066 . Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.