Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner 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 hot during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help reach a certain 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 spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can get around this concern 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 know that 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 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 928-639-4251. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.