How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest West Valley City days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are here to show you 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 acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 during the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in West Valley City.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 the air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to adjust 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 801-305-4777. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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