Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly 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 impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Ensure 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 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 talked about all the time, 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 get your home back to its most comfortable state.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment 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 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 find out more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 614-451-0846. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.