Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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 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 overloaded and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So how can you heat your home more evenly?
Ensure 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 attain a specific 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 spoken of all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to continuously 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 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 call at 928-263-8570. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.