How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Alliance days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Alliance.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks near windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to improve 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 greater investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 308-646-3827. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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