How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Rock Hill days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at US Air Heating and Cooling 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 rooms 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 a cause 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 enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Rock Hill.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate 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 fix 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 approaches 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, US Air Heating and Cooling can assist.

If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 803-980-4328. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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