Maintaining 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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Make sure 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 reach 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 preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern 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 layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can avoid 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 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 484-646-3363. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.