A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Hudsonville days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services are here to share 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Hudsonville.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts 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 might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. 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 fix 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 larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services is here to help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at (616) 669-3961. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.