Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating 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 notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest York days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc are here to explain 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 warm or cool 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 in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in York.

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 it’s needed. 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may 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 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Strine's Heating & A/C Inc can assist.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 717-755-4127. Or, if you believe 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.