How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Excelsior Springs days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Colvin's Inc 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 accumulated 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Excelsior Springs. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really 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 steady throughout your home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other areas. 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other approaches 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, Colvin's Inc can assist. If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 816-630-2702. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.