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 certain you’re keeping every area 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 overly warm during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact 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 can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?
Ensure 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 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 talked about nonstop, 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 concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the rooms 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 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 847-362-0262. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.