Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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 best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Saint Louis 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 factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating are here to share 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 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, heated or cooled 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 throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Saint Louis.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 the air circulating throughout your home at all times 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 signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run 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 isn’t difficult.

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 definitely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other methods 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, Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating is here to help.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 314-961-0875. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of 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.