Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC 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 home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Springfield days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc 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 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 air that has been heated or cooled 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 during the winter and letting hot outside air throughout 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 sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Springfield.

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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Bormida Mechanical Services Inc can help.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 217-210-2662. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.