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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help achieve a certain 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 constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem 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 layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to always 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 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 937-845-1111. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.