How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your house will consistently 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 hottest and coldest Pocatello days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Vogts Heating & Air 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 house 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 the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted 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 allowing 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 enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Pocatello.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 definitely 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 are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Vogts Heating & Air can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 208-621-0129. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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