Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Rocky Mount days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 air that has been heated or cooled 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 may be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting 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. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Rocky Mount.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 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 spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up cooler or warmer than other areas. 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 improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly 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 want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Davis Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 540-483-5605. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.