How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good HVAC system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Beaverton days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. are here to explain 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 home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, 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, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect 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 permitting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Beaverton. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many people 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 heated and cooled air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. 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 fix 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 larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is here to help. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 503-848-3838. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.