How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Greater Richmond 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 factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are here to explain 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 home 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 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 enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Greater Richmond.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.

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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms may 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 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 bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 804-302-6657. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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