A good heating and cooling system means your space will always 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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Naples days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.
Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during 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 separate levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in Naples.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 cooler and warmer air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up cooler or warmer 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 fix 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 are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, CNR Air Conditioning Inc is here to help.
If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 239-241-5318. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.