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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Marshalltown days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at B & G HVAC are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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 might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Marshalltown.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.

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 definitely more of a long-term project and a bigger 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, B & G HVAC is here to help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 641-752-3429. Or, if you think you may require 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.