Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range 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 corner 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 control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So how can you 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 gets rid of cold air to help reach 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 preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on 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 pros will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can get around this concern 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 make sure 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 407-477-6319. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.