How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Florissant days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at B & B Heating & Cooling are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for 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 acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Florissant.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 putting 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 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 may 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 is fairly easy.

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 greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, B & B Heating & Cooling can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 314-325-7552. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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