How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest West Columbia days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for 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 accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in West Columbia. 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 necessary. What actually 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently 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 indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. 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 greater investment than other means 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, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. is here to help. If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 803-796-9172. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.