How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

October 06, 2017

A good HVAC system means your house 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 Cedar Rapids 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 factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The experts at Ilten's Incorporated 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have acquired debris and dirt dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have enough insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air during the winter and letting 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 different levels of your home. Look to see if you have enough insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your home and the climate in Cedar Rapids.

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 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 throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your home.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
When your air ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks near 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 fix 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 approaches 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, Ilten's Incorporated is here to help.

If you have additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 319-208-3295. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services.