Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a range 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 area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 removes cold air to help achieve 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 talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern 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 arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 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 know 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 614-879-9091. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.