Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number 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 area of your home comfortable during the chilly 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. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Ensure 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 pulls out cold air to help achieve 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 constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on every single way 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 770-450-1539. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.