How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your house 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 Opelika days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Farnell Mechanical, 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air 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 might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Opelika. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What really 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 the air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell 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 around 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can assist. If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 334-524-2458. Or, if you think you may be in need of 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.