Keeping your home 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 think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to 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 gets rid of cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger problem 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment 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 make sure 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 520-201-3871. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.