Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 cold months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm 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 overloaded and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 removes cold air to help attain a certain 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 completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around 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 constantly mix the air from all of the rooms 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 learn 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 shout at 478-202-3076. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.