Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Ensure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the areas in your home, giving you a more even temperature. Of course these aren’t the only ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to know more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 862-345-6896. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.