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 a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Paso Robles days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Paso Robles Heating and Air are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for 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 accumulated 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 incorrect temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and allowing 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 various levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Paso Robles. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even 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 could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning options for your home, Paso Robles Heating and Air can assist. If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 805-238-7553. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.