Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Bakersfield days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to show you 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly 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 correct kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Bakersfield.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What actually 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 cooler and warmer air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your house.

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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up hotter or colder than other areas. 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 fix 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 would like more information about zoning solutions for your home, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help.

If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 661-437-3499. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.