How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Hickory days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Climate Control Systems are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Hickory.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is isn’t difficult.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to adjust how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Climate Control Systems can assist.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 828-283-0369. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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