Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your home will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Great Falls days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Falls Mechanical Services 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 objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking 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 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 right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Great Falls.

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 required. What truly 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 even 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 operate 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 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 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 would like more information about zoning options for your home, Falls Mechanical Services LLC is here to help.

If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 406-761-SAVE. 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.