A good HVAC system means your home will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may discover that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Carpentersville days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have dirt and debris built up dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air throughout the winter and permitting hot outside air through 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. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Carpentersville.
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 necessary. 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 throughout your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your space.
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 may end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 bigger 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 possibilities for your home, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can assist.
If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 224-412-8308. Or, if you believe you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.