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 sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off 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 imbalanced and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 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 talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can avoid 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 continuously mix the air from all of the spaces 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 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 a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 641-316-9803. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.