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 consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close off 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 unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out 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 done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 ensure 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 201-268-5663. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.