Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 certain you’re keeping every area 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 too warm during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 pulls out cold air to help achieve a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to constantly 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 make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on all of the ways 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 937-558-9478. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.