Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Humble 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 Arrings A/C & Heating are here to explain 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 furniture or curtains, 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, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting 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. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Humble.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when required. What actually 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 throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even 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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. 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 improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s absolutely 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 options for your home, Arrings A/C & Heating is here to help.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 281-713-8304. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.