Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the winter 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 off the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 achieve a set 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 spoken of 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 swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 all of the 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 ring at 334-245-4748. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.