How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Napoleon and Northwest Ohio days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool 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 in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help. If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 419-592-4756. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.