A good heating and cooling system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest San Jose days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at American HVAC Inc 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt 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 letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in San Jose.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.
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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 greater 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, American HVAC Inc can assist.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 408-215-1018. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.