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7 Tips to Solve Temperature Imbalances in Your Home

Things You Can Do to Balance the Temperature in Your Home

Are you feeling a little uncomfortable at home lately and experiencing fluctuating temperatures? Sometimes, even after adjusting your thermostat, you may still feel a little chilly or warm in different areas of your home. You can easily maintain the temperature throughout your home even without having to rely solely on your thermostat.

There are ways you can easily balance the temperature in your home. Here are some tips you can use to make your home more comfortable and find a steady temperature.

1. Clean Air Ducts

Leaking air ducts is one of the main reasons homes lose valuable airflow. If your ducts are leaking, cool air can’t reach all of your air vents, making some of your rooms feel warmer than others.

When air ducts are dirty, your HVAC system can lose efficiency and prevent enough airflow through the system. Over time, this will result in your energy bills increasing. We suggest contacting a local HVAC technician to clean and inspect your ductwork.

2. Install a Zoning System

Installing an HVAC zoning system allows you to set different temperatures in different rooms, also called zones, throughout your home. A technician can inspect different zones in your home for uneven heating and cooling and install a zoning system in the right location.

3. Adjust Air Vents

You may not notice it, but check to see if your air vents are open or closed and pointing in the right direction. Adjust your vents to let in more air or reduce the amount of air coming through them.

If your vents are fully opened and you’re still experiencing airflow issues and uneven temperatures, then your vents may be clogged with dirt and debris. For clogged vents, you can either use a vacuum cleaner hose to remove dirt and dust. You can also rely on your technician to remove clogs from your vents.

4. Use Your Fan

More often than not, some homeowners skip using their fans altogether and opt to rely solely on their thermostats to heat or cool their homes. But the fan setting on your thermostat can be very useful in helping your home feel more comfortable.

Turn the fan setting to “auto” and leave it on at all times. Leaving your thermostat on auto will send heat or cold air throughout the house.

5. Seal Doors and Windows Properly

If you walk by a room or window and feel drafts, there may be cracks or unsealed spaces around them. Make sure they are properly sealed so air can’t escape your home.

One way to know if there’s a draft in a room is by lighting a candle and watching the flame. If the flame moves away from the window or door, then it’s possible there is an unsealed space. To easily seal holes, add caulking around areas that are unsealed.

6. Use Drapes, Shutters, or Blinds

Make use of your window treatments! They’re not just good for decoration, they’re also very beneficial in regulating your home’s temperature. Leaving drapes, shutters, and blinds open during cold months lets in sunlight so that your home can warm up in the coldest rooms. And, in the spring, summer, and fall, when it’s warmer outside, close them to keep direct sunlight from over warming certain areas that are usually too warm for your liking.

7. Contact First Call Heating & Cooling Inc for Help!

Even if you try these methods and would like to find a more permanent solution to your temperature imbalance problem, our team at First Call Heating & Cooling Inc can help! Our HVAC professionals will give your different solutions that fit your needs so you can be comfortable. Give us a call at (262) 205-5751 to schedule an appointment.
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