A good cooling and heating system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Siloam Springs days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 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, 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 doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Siloam Springs.
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 actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.
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 hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks near 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 adjust 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 would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Siloam Springs Heating & AC is here to help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 479-308-8176. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.