Maintaining 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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner 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 hot during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Make sure 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 reach a certain 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 all the time, 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 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around 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 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 ensure 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 601-736-7362. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.