Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC 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 notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Safford days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 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 improperly 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
Lots of 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 keeping 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 indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder 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 a simple process.

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 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 additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 928-432-6018. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.