Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Make sure 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 pulls out cold air to help reach a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue 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 holding heat. One simple way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 make sure 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 631-737-5566. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.