How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good heating and cooling system means your space 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 Genoa days. That’s because there’s several items that go 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 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, heated or cooled 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 throughout the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could result in major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Check that you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your type of home and the weather in Genoa.

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 required. What actually 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 around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more uniform throughout your home.

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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. 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 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 greater investment than other approaches 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, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air is here to help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 847-306-8990. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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