How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Lexington days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could 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 improperly 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 Lexington. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when required. 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 the air circulating throughout 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 may end up colder or hotter 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 is fairly easy. 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other methods 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, James Heating & A/C, Inc can help. If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 336-853-6070. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.