Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating system means your house will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Crystal Lake days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Campbell's Tempracure are here to share 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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, 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 throughout the winter and letting hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Crystal Lake.

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 necessary. What really 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 the air circulating through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is isn’t difficult.

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 methods of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Campbell's Tempracure can assist.

If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 815-788-6283. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can be of help. Just let us know you need to schedule an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.