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 the greatest HVAC system, you may discover that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Keokuk days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at WM J Kraus & Son 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 house 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, the air that has been heated or cooled 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 could be losing heated air throughout the winter and allowing hot outside air through the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on different levels of your home. Make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your type of home and the climate in Keokuk.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think this means the fan will only run when it’s needed. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating throughout your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

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 may end up hotter or colder than other rooms. 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 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, WM J Kraus & Son can help.

If you have more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 319-229-2318. Or, if you think you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.