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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control 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, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Ensure 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 pulls out cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern 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 areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can evade this problem 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 areas 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 203-357-5913. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.