A good HVAC system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Rapid City days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Street Heating and Cooling 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 acquired debris and dirt 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 unwanted 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 permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Rapid City.
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 it’s needed. What actually 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 heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 fix how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Street Heating and Cooling can assist.
If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 605-206-3915. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.