How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good heating and cooling system means your space will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Stuart and West Palm Beach areas 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 experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and allowing hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly 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 type of home and the weather in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas.

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 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 through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

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 could end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 possibilities for your home, Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc can help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 772-205-3269. Or, if you suspect you may require 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.

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