How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Columbia 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 home. The experts at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing 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, 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout 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 appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Columbia. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that 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 might end up cooler or warmer 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 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 greater investment than other approaches 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, Alltemp Comfort Services LLC is here to help. If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 803-318-6995. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.