How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good cooling and heating system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest the Upper Rio Grande Valley 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 influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing 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 accumulated 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 incorrect temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home. 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 cooler or warmer 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 definitely more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you would like more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Cytech Heating & Cooling can assist. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 956-630-3522. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.