Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the winter months, and year-round.
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 regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Make sure 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 removes cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about 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 changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving 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 all of the 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 561-533-6066 . Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.