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How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

October 06, 2017

A good heating and cooling system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Neptune City days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Aggressive Mechanical 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 furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Neptune City.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could signify 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 areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 larger 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, Aggressive Mechanical can help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 732-806-5536. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.