How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your home 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 hottest and coldest Keokuk days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at WM J Kraus & Son are here to explain some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without requiring heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause 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 is lacking insulation in the attic, you may be losing heated air during the winter and letting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or improperly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Check that you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Keokuk.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe 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 putting your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep cooler and warmer air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could indicate trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may end up hotter or colder than other areas. The same is true for air leaks by 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 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 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 additional questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 319-229-2318. Or, if you believe you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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