Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.
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. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely 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 can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Ensure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the spaces in your home, giving you a more even temperature. Of course these aren’t the only ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on all of the 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 863-216-2923. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.