How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good HVAC 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 notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Indian River County days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Custom Air Systems Inc are here to explain 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 furniture or curtains, 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 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 letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Indian River County.

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 leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady 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 might end up cooler or warmer 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 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 larger 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 possibilities for your home, Custom Air Systems Inc is here to help.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 772-571-1080. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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