Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly 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 shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So how can you 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 attain a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you 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 concern with a circuit board, our pros 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 holding heat. One easy way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 ensure 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 know 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 shout at 940-202-1184. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.