A good heating and cooling system means your house 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 warmest and coolest Pocatello days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Vogts Heating & Air are here to show you 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 dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Pocatello.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home constantly 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 spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 certainly 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 are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Vogts Heating & Air can assist.
If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 208-621-0129. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.