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 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 overly warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home 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 removes cold air to help achieve a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of 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 replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can avoid this problem 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 ensure 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 952-373-0377. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.