Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play into evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly 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 to shut 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 alter its performance the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents affects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home 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 removes cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you 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 relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing or a larger issue 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 hear 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at (832) 957-9332. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.