Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may find that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Bishop days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 may be losing heated air in the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Bishop.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What truly 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 the air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 hotter or colder 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 adjust 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 means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 760-784-9034. Or, if you believe you may require 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.