How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Greensburg days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling 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 objects, or that have accumulated 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 unwanted temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Greensburg.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really 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 space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder 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 fix 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 greater 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 possibilities for your home, Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help.

If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 812-638-4232. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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