How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

October 06, 2017

A good cooling and heating system means your space will constantly 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 Lafayette days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at AC Sales 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and allowing 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 different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Lafayette.

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 it’s needed. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through 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 signify 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 parts of the house. 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 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning options for your home, AC Sales can assist.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at (337) 234-2345. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.