A good HVAC system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Beaverton days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. are here to show you 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 furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Beaverton.
Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.
Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate 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 rooms. 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 improve 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 want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is here to help.
If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 503-374-1934. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help.