How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Hamilton days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 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 doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could 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 separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Hamilton. 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 the air circulating throughout your home at all times 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 hotter or colder 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 improve 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 bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can assist. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 513-275-3601. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.