Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety 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 corner of your home comfortable during the winter months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home 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 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 providing you with 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 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 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 rooms in your home, giving you a more even temperature. Of course these aren’t the only ways to know that you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on every single way 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 478-202-3170. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.