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 think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the winter months, and month after month.
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 imbalanced and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 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 remove the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 know that 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 learn 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 740-200-5591. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.