How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your space 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 space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Ronkonkoma days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Cool Power LLC 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 rooms 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 incorrect temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Ronkonkoma. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home. 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 approaches 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, Cool Power LLC can assist. If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 631-246-4029. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of 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.