Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold 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 close off 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 negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a set 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 talked about all the time, 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 replacing, or a larger issue 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this problem 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 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to know more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 812-825-8695. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.