Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Metro Atlanta days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at ACS Inc are here to share 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 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, 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly 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 correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Metro Atlanta.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 possibilities for your home, ACS Inc can assist.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 770-939-7500. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.