Maintaining 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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain 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 the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Make sure 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 attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while giving you 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 changing, or a larger concern 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 rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the areas 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 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 715-352-4052. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.