Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Chatsworth days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing 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 be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Chatsworth.

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 it’s needed. 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 heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 could end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 improve 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 706-695-7492. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.