Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every room 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 shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably alter 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 what should you do to 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 removes cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to constantly 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 724-370-0141. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.