How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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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 greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Kennesaw and surrounding areas days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Total Comfort Solutions 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 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, 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 doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Kennesaw and surrounding areas.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly 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 indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may 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 isn’t difficult.

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 larger 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 solutions for your home, Total Comfort Solutions is here to help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 404-987-5502. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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