Ensuring your home is 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 think about doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area 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 warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely effect 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 what can you do to help make your home heat 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 pulls out cold air to help attain a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of nonstop, 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 replacing, or a larger problem 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving 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 know that 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 ring at 843-485-0967. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.