Ways to Solve Temperature Imbalances in Your Home

6 Ways to Balance Indoor Temperature

Do you sometimes feel too hot or cold, and are constantly adjusting your thermostat to try and find a temperature that will fit your entire home? Temperatures inside your home can fluctuate for different reasons.

Keep reading to find out the causes of temperature imbalance and how you can get comfortable.

Causes of Indoor Temperature Imbalance

Your house may feel uncomfortable during the weeks when the seasons are changing, or during months of extreme weather like summer and winter.

When your home’s temperature regularly varies, you may find yourself adjusting your HVAC system more often than you should. This can lead to your system having to work harder than needed and contribute to temperature variations.

Common causes of temperature imbalances include:

  • The sun faces a room with a window, letting in more heat.

  • Poor insulation, letting in warm or cool air.

  • The building or home is older and poorly ventilated.

  • Your air ducts need to be cleaned to let in air from the HVAC unit.

  • Your air filters need to be changed.

These are all common factors that can lead to your indoor temperature being less than ideal. However, where there’s a problem, there’s also a solution. The best way to achieve the perfect temperature setting for your home is to hire a professional technician to inspect your HVAC unit for maintenance.

Adjusting Your Indoor Air Temperature

Here are a few simple, do-it-yourself, solutions that will harmonize your temperature.

1. Clean Your Air Filters

One of the easiest ways to not only improve your home’s temperature but also improve your overall indoor air quality is to check and clean your air filters regularly.

Having debris and buildup on your filters can cause a blockage of airflow through your AC unit. Cleaning your filters will aid in airflow and extend the life of your HVAC unit and reduce energy costs.

2. Check for Drafty Areas

Do you ever walk through your home and some areas feel colder than others? This could mean that your windows or doors are not properly sealed and are letting in exterior air.

To fix this issue, you can use caulk to fill gaps in windows and replace worn-out weather stripping.

3. Install a Zoning System

It’s not always possible for your entire house to be at one perfect temperature. But, you can install an HVAC Zoning system that lets you set different temperatures in different rooms, or “zones,” inside your house or building.

 

A licensed technician can do the hard part of helping you find the right place in your house to add a zoning system and install it for you.

4. Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a tried and true way to improve airflow in your home. They’re ideal for circulation because they’re easy to adjust and some have multiple speeds you can change throughout the day.

5. Check Your Insulation

You want to make sure your house is properly insulated to keep out drafts and warm air. Start by making sure your attic is insulated to keep outside air from leaking into your inside atmosphere.

6. Upgrade or Install a Thermostat

If you don’t already have one, install a thermostat. If you do have a thermostat, but feel it’s not working, upgrade it to a newer, functional one.

A smart thermostat is perfect for you if you like to constantly change your indoor temperature. With a smart thermostat, you can install an app that makes it easy for you to have control over your home’s temperature at the tip of your fingers. This can help the way your home absorbs and releases air throughout the day.

Contact an AC Installation Company

Our team at AirCon Service Company has experts ready to answer your questions related to your home’s air conditioning system’s repair, installation, or maintenance. We know how important it is to maintain your AC unit and help you save money in energy costs by keeping up your unit.


Give us a call today at (281) 823-8771 to schedule a visit. We’re available after hours to take your calls and answer any questions about your AC unit!