How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Ridgedale and the Branson area days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Branson HVAC, LLC are here to explain 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 dirt and debris built up 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 undesirable temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Ridgedale and the Branson area. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. 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 around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house. 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 work 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 adjust how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s definitely 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 possibilities for your home, Branson HVAC, LLC is here to help. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 417-544-4430. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.