How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Columbus days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Wolfe & Sons Heating and 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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, heated or cooled 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 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 incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Columbus.

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 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 heated and cooled air circulating throughout 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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks near 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 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling is here to help.

If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 614-451-0846. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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