How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Shreveport 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 home. The pros at Moon's Air are here to explain 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 home 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 a cause 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 unwanted 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 permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Shreveport.

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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.

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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is a simple process.

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 means 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, Moon's Air is here to help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 318-215-7938. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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