How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Auburn days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other user preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Forster Heating are here to share 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 home 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 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 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 end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Auburn. 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 required. What truly 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 at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your 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 colder or hotter than other areas. 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 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 solutions for your home, Forster Heating can assist. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 530-206-0330. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.