How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Hattiesburg days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 objects, 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, heated or cooled 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 might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting 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 house and the environment in Hattiesburg. 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 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 the air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 adjust 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 bigger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning options for your home, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can assist. If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 601-268-3486. Or, if you suspect 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.