A good heating and cooling 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 notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Anchorage 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 experts at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.
Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home 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 a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking 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 improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Anchorage.
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 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home consistently 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 spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other areas. 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 definitely 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 would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 907-202-9798. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.