How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good cooling and heating system means your home 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 coldest and hottest Franklin Lakes days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Total Comfort 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 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 inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Franklin Lakes.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. 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 the air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 fix how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly 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 want more information about zoning options for your home, Total Comfort can help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 201-891-1333. 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 arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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