How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will always 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 warmest and coolest 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 requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your house 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 be a cause 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even 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 hotter or colder than other parts of the house. 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 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 want more information about zoning solutions for your home, James Heating & A/C, Inc can help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 336-853-6070. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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