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 notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Williamsport days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Lycoming Heating Company 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 curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Williamsport. 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 really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks When your air ducts 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 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 a simple process. Consider a Zoning System Another thing you can do to adjust 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 greater investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Lycoming Heating Company is here to help. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 570-326-4450. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.