Ensuring your home is 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 think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Confirm 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 achieve a specific 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 all the time, 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 issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 641-812-2028. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.