Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain 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 too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home 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 gets rid of cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about all the time, 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 replacing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can evade 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 always 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 make sure 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 heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to know 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 call at 715-504-0533. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.