How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your home will consistently 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 hottest and coldest Cedar Rapids days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The team at Ilten's Incorporated are here to explain 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 rooms 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 air that has been heated or cooled will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at undesirable temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you may 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 result in major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the environment 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 truly 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 throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms might end up hotter or colder than other parts of the house. 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 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 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 options for your home, Ilten's Incorporated is here to help. If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 319-363-0283. Or, if you believe 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.