Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Rapid City days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc are here to share 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 could be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Rapid City.

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 leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform 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 work 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 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger 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, Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 605-342-5107. Or, if you believe you may require 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.