How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your home will consistently 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 warmest and coolest Tampa Bay days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Langford Cooling are here to share 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 objects, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 unwanted temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Tampa Bay. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when required. 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 heated and cooled air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your house. 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 operate 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 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 larger investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Langford Cooling is here to help. If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 813-898-9553. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.