How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Madera days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service. Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Madera. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. 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 the air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 adjust 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 larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. can assist. If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 559-675-1681. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.