How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Aurora days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Service Plus Mechanical are here to explain 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 accumulated 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 undesirable temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home is lacking 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 improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Aurora. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually 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 constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform 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 may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Service Plus Mechanical can assist. If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 630-473-4749. Or, if you think 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 schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.