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 think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 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 giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached 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 replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team 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 simple way you can avoid this problem 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 areas 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 the endless number of 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 623-208-6444. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.