How to Fix Uneven Cooling and Heating in Your HomePublished on: June 30, 2019
HVAC Cooling and Heating Issues
One of the most frustrating HVAC-related issues homeowners face is uneven cooling and heating in your home. There are several causes of temperature imbalances in the home. Many of these issues can be fixed without the help of a dedicated HVAC professional. In this article, we’ve detailed some of the best ways you can mitigate heating and cooling issues in your home.
Invest in an HVAC Zoning System
Although this is one of the more expensive options; investing in HVAC zone control can significantly increase your ability to heat and cool your home as you see fit. If your living room gets too warm with the evening sun, you can set that zone a few degrees cooler. If you wind up freezing at night in your bedroom; you can bump that temperature up without affecting the rest of the house.
Use Your HVAC Air Vents Wisely
Checking your air vents is something you can easily do as a homeowner. You need to make sure they are not blocked in any way and also ensure they are clean. You should also make sure all the vents are open allowing air to move throughout your house. Your HVAC system is designed to move air through every available duct register. Closing registers can lower air flow causing system performance issues.
Switch Your Fan Position
By switching your HVAC unit’s fan to the on position instead of auto; your system will continue to circulate air, even when the cooling/heating clicks off.
Beef Up Your Attic’s Insulation
If your attic’s insulation is lacking, it will not help keep your home cool during the summer and also warm during the winter like it is designed to do. By adding additional insulation, you can solve this problem.
Check for Air Leaks
Another possible cause of uneven heating and cooling in your home is an air leak. Have an HVAC technician perform an air leak and blower test to help you identify any areas where you might be leaking air.
Just because your HVAC unit is distributing heating and cooling unevenly, doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be replaced. Many air flow issues can easily be fixed with a little DIY and other issues can be quickly remedied by a trusted HVAC tech.