How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Orange County days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Ocean 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated 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 unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Orange County. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your ducts 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 could end up colder or hotter than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 bigger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Ocean Air Conditioning can help. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 949-525-9119. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.