How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Tucker days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning 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 letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Tucker.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home consistently 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 colder or hotter than other rooms. 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 fix 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 larger 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 Heating and Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 770-450-1539. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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