If you live in a two story home, you know how difficult it is to keep an even temperature. This type of home isn’t the only victim to hot and cold spots though. Even ranch style homes have problems with uneven temperatures. There are several things that you can try to fix this problem and create a more even temperature for your home. North Country Aire is here to share some tips to help you attain a more even, cool temperature in your home this summer.
What is HVAC Air Balancing?
When you make different adjustments to your HVAC system to balance the air in your home, you will find that your house will be evenly heated as well as cooled. Some of these air balancing tips can be done on your own, or you can count on professionals to take care of it for you.
Try Offsetting the Thermostat Temperature in a Two-Story
Many two-story homes have two different thermostats for each level. If this is the case and you do have two different systems for each level, you can try offsetting the temperature to get a more even feel throughout your home. You will see the most benefit from a two degree difference. You would set the top story two degrees higher or lower than the lower floor of your home.
Check Your AC Fan Speed
Sometimes if you are experiencing some hot and cold spots in your home, it can be a problem with your fan speed. This is something that can be simple to do when you know what you are doing. If you don’t feel comfortable, you may want to leave it up to a professional. The first thing that you want to do is to disconnect the power. You will be working with wires and it is unsafe to have it still connected. Next you will want to locate the blower motor as well as the speed wires. Change the active speed wire and then turn the power back on and check your HVAC system.
Turn On the Thermostat Fan Setting
Most thermostats have two settings for the fan; on and auto. When your fan is turned to auto, you will be more likely to have a problem with stagnant air. Turning the fan to the on setting will keep your fan blowing continuously. This means the air will constantly be filtered and your system will constantly replacing your indoor air. It can help create a more even temperature throughout your home.
Avoid the Placement of Electronics Near Your Thermostat
If your house is like most people, you have a great deal of electronic equipment in your home. This could include televisions, computers and more. These electronics all generate a certain amount of heat as they operate which can cause problems for your thermostat if they are placed too close to it.
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If you are struggling with hot and cold spots in your home and these tips haven’t helped you at all, it may be time to call on the professionals at North Country Aire to help you out. We will make sure you are comfortable in your home not matter what the temperature may be outside. Contact us today!