How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

A good HVAC system means your house will always be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with the best HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the coldest and hottest Winnipeg days. That’s because there’s more that goes into the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other user preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The pros at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning 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 objects, 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, heated or cooled 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 sufficient insulation in the attic, you could be losing heated air in the winter and permitting 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 different levels of your home. Check that you have adequate insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the environment in Winnipeg.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and assume that this means the fan will only run when required. What actually 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 the air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your home.

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 run harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. The same is true for air leaks around 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 certainly 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 solutions for your home, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.

If you have additional questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 204-272-8128. Or, if you suspect you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. 

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