Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain 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 hot during the winter is shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help reach a set 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 preached all the time, 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 problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 know that 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 learn more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 302-231-1380. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.