How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Oxford days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to show you 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, 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 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 might be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Oxford.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. 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 improve 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 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, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can assist.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 662-281-1231. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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