How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Baltimore days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Quality Refrigeration are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service. Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers Check your rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can cause a problem with 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you may 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 incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Baltimore. 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 it’s needed. What really happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space. 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 could end up colder or hotter than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 definitely 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 are interested in more information about zoning solutions for your home, Quality Refrigeration is here to help. If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 410-355-6010. 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 schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.