Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area 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 shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home 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 attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached nonstop, 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 replacing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can evade this issue 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 areas 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to know 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 call at 916-243-6714. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.