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 best HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Charlottesville days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Beck Cohen are here to share 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 acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 might be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air through 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. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Charlottesville. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house. 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 may end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Beck Cohen can help. If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 434-296-0129. Or, if you believe 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.