Are certain rooms in your home warmer or cooler than others? Does the temperature change when you go upstairs or downstairs? If this is the case, and your home has uneven heating issues, don’t fret. You aren’t the only one. And you are in the right place. If you have uneven HVAC problems, we believe you’ll find this blog helpful.
It’s not uncommon for homeowners these days to find out their home has uneven heating, cooling, and ventilation problems. If you are struggling with uneven temperatures in your home, it could be caused by blocked up (or even closed off) air vents. It could be time to renew your system’s air filter. Or, your HVAC system might not be the appropriate size for the size of your home. Not only that but if your HVAC system is more than seven years old or older, the system itself might be the source of the problem. And it might be time for a new one. But before you make a major investment in your HVAC system, to help you even out the temperatures in your home, we at Lewis Center-Powell Heating & Air recommend the following.
Suggestions to Resolve Uneven HVAC Issues in Your Delaware County, Ohio, Home
Set Your Thermostat to “On” Instead of “AUTO”
One of the quickest and easiest ways to resolve uneven temperature levels in your home is to try setting your thermostat’s fan to “On” instead of “Auto.” By setting it to “On,” you can improve the circulation of air throughout your residence, especially between heating and cooling cycles. Subsequently, this can promote those desired even temperature levels in all the rooms and floors of your residence. However, if you’ve already tried this and it didn’t work, you will probably need to take some additional steps.
Zoning Systems Are a Sure Solution
By upgrading your home’s HVAC system to include a zoning system, it will enable you to simultaneously manage the temperatures in each of the selected HVAC “zones” in your home. Because this is a big investment, you’ll need some professional help. And because this will involve getting multiple thermostats, this an excellent time to find the best thermostat upgrade for your home’s new zoning system. Zoning systems are wise investments that are sure to solve your uneven HVAC issues. They will also save you money in the long run because you’ll be able to conserve energy in parts of your home you aren’t using. Having said that, there are some other measures we’d recommend you to consider before purchasing one.
Eliminate Any Leaks in Your Air Ducts
When there are air leaks in your duct system, it can cause uneven heating and cooling issues because there won’t be proper airflow. To eradicate uneven HVAC issues, we suggest finding any leaks in your ducts and sealing them off properly to make sure your HVAC system and home won’t fall victim to this problem. Leakage in air ducts can make your system labor up to ten times harder than it should, which creates all sorts of other HVAC problems, like mounting energy costs. If you believe your ducts are leaking, or if you want a professional to find out for you, please call Lewis Center-Powell Heating & Air. In addition to locating air duct leaks, we can also find out if something else is causing the problem. For instance, if your ductwork is too small or if it was installed improperly (another common cause), it could be a source of uneven HVAC problems.
Examine Your Insulation Levels
When it comes to maintaining an even temperature level throughout your residence, insulation plays a vital role. If your attic’s insulation levels are inadequate, the air will fly right up through your roof, taking with it a chunk of your hard-earned money. If you don’t have enough insulation, not only will you be wasting money, but you’ll also be placing a lot of needless stress on your HVAC system. As such, we strongly encourage you to inspect the insulation levels in your attic before the hot and cold seasons hit.
Remove Anything Hindering Your Vents and Ducts
Another common cause of uneven airflow is dust, dirt, or debris blockage inside your air ducts. These force your HVAC system to work harder than it should to produce an uneven flow of air. We encourage you to check your air ducts every season and, if they need it, have them cleaned out. While you’re doing that, go around the house and check all your air vents to guarantee nothing (like curtains or furniture or floor mats) is limiting the flow of air in any way. Also, all your vents need to be open. Shutting them is not a smart way to save money because of the issues it creates.
Affordable Professional Help is Always a Call or a Click Away
We know it can be frustrating when you are struggling with uneven or inconsistent levels of temperature in different parts of your home. If you’d like some help navigating the process, or if you have any questions, please give Lewis Center-Powell Heating & Air a call today at 614-490-7530. Also, for added convenience, you can set up an appointment online now by following this link. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!