How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Lake Worth days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Lake Worth.

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 necessary. 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 throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.

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 may end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can assist.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 561-533-6066 . Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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