Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 room of your home comfortable during the cold months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Ensure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out 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 eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros 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 simple way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing 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 make sure 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 shout at 570-648-0748. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.