Evenly heat and cool your home

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 notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Ontario days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your family runs your HVAC and other personal preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your space. The pros at Stan's Heating, Inc are here to share 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 rooms for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by furniture or curtains, or that have dirt and debris built up 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 undesirable temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air during the winter and permitting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have adequate insulation and that it’s the appropriate kind of insulation for your home and the weather in Ontario.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people 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 steady throughout your space.

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 operate harder to do their job, and some rooms may 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 isn’t difficult.

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 greater investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Stan's Heating, Inc is here to help.

If you have more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 541-889-3987. Or, if you think you may need heating and cooling service, we can definitely help with that too. Just let us know you need to book an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.