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Avoiding Uneven Heating In Your Home

Everyone wants to be comfortable in their Worcester home. Your home should be a place where you can escape the stresses of the outside world, including temperature. Almost everyone knows how good it feels to come into a nice cool home after working outside on a hot summer day in Montgomery County. You just want to be comfortable so you can relax in your Worcester home. You don’t want to deal with issues such as uneven heating. If you want to avoid hot and cold spots throughout your home, check out these helpful tips from Worcester HVAC.

Make Sure Vents and Return Ducts Aren’t Blocked

One simple mistake that many homeowners make is blocking their vents or return air ducts with furniture. When furniture is placed in front of your vents, it traps the conditioned air and keeps the surrounding area from getting warmer or cooler. Then you end up with warm spots or cool spots.

It can be difficult to arrange your furniture without having a couch or bed in front of an air vent. If you have noticed uneven heating in your home, check to see if anything is blocking your vents. If so, try to rearrange your furniture in a way that promotes airflow in your home.

Make Sure Filter and Ducts are Clean

Dirty filters and air ducts are two more ways airflow can become blocked. This is why it is important to change your filter regularly, usually every month. Air ducts should be cleaned by a professional HVAC contractor like Worcester HVAC about every ten years, or sooner if you have pets that shed a lot.

As dust and other debris collect on your filter or in your ducts, they create a wall that blocks the air from making it into your home. This decreases the efficiency of your HVAC system and can cause uneven heating in your home.

Get Window Coverings

In the summer, windows without coverings let in a lot of sunlight and can create warm spots. In the winter, these same windows can allow heat to escape. If you want to help eliminate uneven heating, it is a good idea to invest in quality windows and window coverings. Doing so can also help you maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Install a Home Zoning System

Heat rises. This means that if your Worcester home has multiple levels, the upper levels are likely hotter than your lower levels. You may try to combat this issue by turning your air conditioner up before bed so your bedroom is nice and cool. Unfortunately, this means that the lower level of your home will get even colder. This wastes energy.

Instead of wasting energy, you can have Worcester HVAC install a home zoning system for you. A home zoning system divides your home into sections using dampers. It allows you to direct the conditioned air exactly where you want it to go. Talk to a Worcester HVAC technician to learn more.

Install Extra Ducts or a Mini-Split System

If just certain rooms or areas of your home are too hot or too cool, some other solutions include installing extra ducts or installing a mini-split system. Maybe you have recently renovated your home and there aren’t ducts leading to certain rooms. Worcester HVAC can install new ductwork for you so your HVAC system will warm or cool that room as well. Alternatively, if you need a ductless solution, we can help you find a mini-split system for your home.

Make Sure Your HVAC System Is the Right Size

The size of your system is also important. If your system is too small, it may not be able to produce the amount of conditioned air you need to make sure your Worcester home is comfortable. On the other hand, if your system is too large, it may shut off too soon after turning on. Then the moisture stays in your home and can make the air in your home feel less comfortable.

Talk to a Worcester HVAC technician to find the right size for your home. You can contact us through our website here: https://myhvacteam.com/contact-us/. You can also call us at 610-287-HEAT.