Evenly heat and cool your home

How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good heating and cooling system means your space will constantly be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the greatest HVAC system, you may notice that your space isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest South Beloit and Belvidere days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are here to show you 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 rooms 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 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 incorrect 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 throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in South Beloit and Belvidere.

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 necessary. What actually 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 through your home at all times and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady throughout your space.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that 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 could 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 a simple process.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to adjust how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s absolutely more of a long-term project and a larger 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 possibilities for your home, Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can assist.

If you have additional questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 877-389-2465. Or, if you believe you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.