Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Thousand Oaks 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 pros at Air Max HVAC Inc 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled 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 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 end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Thousand Oaks.

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 actually 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 consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks around 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 improve 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 would like more information about zoning options for your home, Air Max HVAC Inc can help.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 805-217-8662. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.