How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Alice days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Rescue Heating & Air are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home 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 cause a problem with 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Alice.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Rescue Heating & Air can assist.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 361-265-4371. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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