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 consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the winter 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. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Confirm 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 removes cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about constantly, 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 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the spaces 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 find out more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 435-753-5515. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.