Keeping your home 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 room of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is close off the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably 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?
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 achieve a set 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 preached 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 replacing, 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously 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 find out 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 ring at 325-200-4667. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.