Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 room of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close off the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out 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 providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment 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 find out more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 308-624-3485. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.