How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Crestview days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Gordon Air Conditioning are here to show you 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 furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air 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 permitting 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 various levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Crestview. 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space. 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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, Gordon Air Conditioning can assist. If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 850-682-5509. Or, if you suspect you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.