How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your house will always 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 house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Safford days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at B&D 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 cause a problem with 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 unwanted temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough 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 end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Safford.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. What actually 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 cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by 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 certainly 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 are interested in more information about zoning possibilities for your home, B&D Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 928-432-6018. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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