How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling 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 find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Corpus Christi days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at McNatt Inc 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 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 the culprit for 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 in the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your house and the climate in Corpus Christi. 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 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home at all times 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 might 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 a simple process. 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 definitely 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 are interested in more information about zoning options for your home, McNatt Inc is here to help. If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 361-888-4808. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.