A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently 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 additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other personal preferences can impact the temperatures you feel throughout your home. The pros at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning 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 house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, 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 warm or cool air 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 in 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 different levels of your home. Look to see if 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
Many people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and think 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 keeping your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep the air circulating throughout your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more steady 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 work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other areas. 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 certainly more of a long-term project and a larger 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, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help.
If you have any more questions about how to more evenly heat or cool your home, call us at 204-272-8128. Or, if you think you may require heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too.