Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good cooling and heating 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 coldest and hottest Homer Glen days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Pinnacle HVAC LLC are here to show you some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have dirt and debris built up 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 enough insulation in the attic, you could 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 end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Homer Glen.

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 leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating through your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

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 run 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 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 approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Pinnacle HVAC LLC is here to help.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 708-301-0170. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.