Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Confirm the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue 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 layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously 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 find out more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.