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 think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So how can you 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 removes cold air to help attain a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached 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 swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment 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 the endless number of ways 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 402-509-5940. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.