Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number 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 chilly 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 negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 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 get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue 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 layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching 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 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 find out 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 715-318-6728. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.