How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good HVAC system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Ballwin days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 permitting 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 separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Ballwin.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. What actually 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 through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform 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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 adjust 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 bigger investment than other means 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, Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 636-206-4250. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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