How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Perry days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Gillman Heating and Air 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 air that has been heated or cooled 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 may be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Perry.

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 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Gillman Heating and Air can help.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 478-202-3076. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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