Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm 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 unbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, 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 design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving 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 find out more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 336-853-6070. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.