How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Locust days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions are here to explain 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 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, heated or cooled 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Locust. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Dynamic Comfort Solutions is here to help. If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 704-485-5506. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.