Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 make sure you’re keeping every room 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 hot during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Confirm the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a certain 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 talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern 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 rooms 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 find out more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 715-301-0727. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.