Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 ensure you’re keeping every corner 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 shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the areas 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 951-299-9853. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.