How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A 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 hottest and coldest Wheeling days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Local HVAC Repair & Service are here to explain 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 rooms 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 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 incorrect temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on various levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Wheeling.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up colder or hotter than other rooms. 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a greater investment than other methods 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, Local HVAC Repair & Service can help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 224-300-4806. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. 

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