Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your home will constantly 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 house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Augusta days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 might be losing heated air throughout 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. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Augusta.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts 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 could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.

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 possibilities for your home, Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 706-722-5304. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.