Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling 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 discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Colorado Springs days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Mitchell Heating 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 objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 could be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with 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 Colorado Springs.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through 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 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 a simple process.

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 bigger 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, Mitchell Heating can help.

If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 719-596-6677. Or, if you believe you may need 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.