How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Mechanicsville days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at M & S Heating & Air LLC are here to show you 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 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 a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might 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 result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Mechanicsville.

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

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might 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 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 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 want more information about zoning options for your home, M & S Heating & Air LLC can assist.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 301-363-4699. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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