Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Selbyville days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting 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 separate levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Selbyville.

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

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate 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 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 greater 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, Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing can assist.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 302-436-2922. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.