How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Muskogee days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air in during 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. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Muskogee. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home at all times 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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a greater 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 solutions for your home, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can assist. If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 918-682-8238. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.