How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Vero Beach days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Temp Control of Vero Beach are here to share 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 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 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Vero Beach.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. What really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 adjust 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 greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Temp Control of Vero Beach can assist.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 772-232-7649. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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