Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Midlothian days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing 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 acquired debris and dirt 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 unwanted temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you may 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 incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Midlothian.

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 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 the air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.

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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. is here to help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 804-379-1155. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.