How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your home 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 hottest and coldest West Palm Beach days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc are here to show you 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 house 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, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in West Palm Beach. 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 it’s needed. What really 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Summit Air Conditioning Inc can assist. If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 561-582-3390. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.