Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 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 off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of 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 supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, 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 design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously 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 the endless number of ways 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 714-855-1717. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.