Ensuring your home is 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 consider doing, or not doing, to make certain 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 warm 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 overloaded and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 exclusively 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 supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 704-233-7363. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.