How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your space will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may find that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Las Vegas 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 factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Polar Air & Heating Inc are here to share 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 house 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 be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air 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 could 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 different levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Las Vegas.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even 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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy.

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 bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Polar Air & Heating Inc can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 702-623-0579. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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