Ensuring your home is 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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every room 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 overly warm during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t strictly 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 remove the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of all the time, 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 swapped out, 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 arrangement of your home, some rooms 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 switch 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 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 shout at 727-369-6195. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.