Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your home will constantly 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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Phoenix days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for 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 dirt and debris built up 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 incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking 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 various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Phoenix.

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 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 the air circulating throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify 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 rooms. The same is true for air leaks around 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 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 greater 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, Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 602-997-5701. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.