Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Longview days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to share 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with 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 house and the environment in Longview.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating around your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near 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 improve 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 greater 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, Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. can assist.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 903-758-0701. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of 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.