Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Hudsonville days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Hudsonville.

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 truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to improve 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 greater investment than other means 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, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services can assist.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 616-669-3961. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.