Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Portland Metro days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Central Air Inc 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 furniture or curtains, 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 enough insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air through 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 sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Portland Metro.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when necessary. What really 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 around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts 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 might end up colder or hotter than other rooms. 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 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 would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Central Air Inc can help.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 503-656-1908. Or, if you suspect you may need 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.