Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Manassas days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Twin Air LLC are here to share 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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 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 letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Manassas.

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 it’s needed. What really 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 through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 may end up cooler or warmer 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 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Twin Air LLC can assist.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 703-754-1062. Or, if you think you may require 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.