A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Odessa days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are here to explain 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 house 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 cause a problem with 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 may be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Odessa.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What really 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
For ducts that 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 could end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.
Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to adjust 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 larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 432-237-0168. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.