Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Carson City days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Anderson Heating & A/C 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 furniture or curtains, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in Carson City.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when required. 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 through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. 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 larger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Anderson Heating & A/C can help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 775-882-8154. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.