How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good HVAC system means your home will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Carpentersville days. That’s because there’s more that goes 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are here to show you 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 objects, 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly 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 home and the environment in Carpentersville.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might 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 absolutely 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 solutions for your home, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 224-699-9229. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.

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