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 consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner 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 hot during the winter is close off the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to 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 removes cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached constantly, 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 problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving 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 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 561-270-6228. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.