Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your house 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 Plover days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Point Heating & Cooling are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home 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, heated or cooled air 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 through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Plover.

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 necessary. What truly 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 the air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter 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 is fairly easy.

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 larger investment than other methods 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, Point Heating & Cooling can help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 715-345-1979. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.