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 greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Albuquerque days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt 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 could be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the environment in Albuquerque. 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 necessary. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By keeping 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 home. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks near 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 absolutely more of a long-term project and a larger 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, Desert Suns Heating & Cooling can assist. If you have more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 505-994-9176. Or, if you suspect you may require 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.