Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust 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, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Ensure 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 set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of nonstop, 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 replacing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to learn more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 479-308-8176. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.