Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Denver days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to explain 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Denver.

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 required. 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 may end up cooler or warmer 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other approaches 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, Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to help.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 303-452-4146. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.