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 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 warm 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 adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Confirm the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of 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 done 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 team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously 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 ensure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 717-220-4502. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.