Evenly heat and cool your home

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 greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Lawrence days. That’s because there’s more that goes 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 Scott Temperature are here to show you 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 cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled 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 in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Lawrence.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when required. What really 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 the air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other areas. 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 are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Scott Temperature can help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 785-843-2244. 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 arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.