How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good cooling and heating system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Raceland days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service are here to explain 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 acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout 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 correct kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Raceland.

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 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air 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 could end up cooler or warmer 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 fix 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service can help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 985-537-6795. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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