A good HVAC system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Tuscaloosa days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at KDM Service Corporation are here to show you 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 rooms 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, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Tuscaloosa.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. 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 the air circulating throughout your home at all times 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger 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, KDM Service Corporation can assist.
If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 205-208-8090. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help.