How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Irvine days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Irvine.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. 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 around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.

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 cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 fix 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 bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 949-258-7259. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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