How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Buellton days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 objects, 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 could 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 enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Buellton.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually 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 throughout your home consistently 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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.

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 definitely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 805-242-9638. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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