Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and month after month.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too 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 overloaded and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help reach a specific 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 nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger problem 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 layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing 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 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 361-265-4371. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.