How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest West Jefferson 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 experts at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. are here to show you 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 curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in West Jefferson.

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 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter 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 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 larger 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, West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is here to help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 614-450-1575. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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