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 greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Murrieta days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Cool Air Solutions 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during 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 enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Murrieta.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 improve how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly 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, Cool Air Solutions can assist.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 951-299-9853. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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