Keeping your home 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 think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is close off 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,” reducing your energy efficiency.
So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 removes 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 giving you heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue 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 rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 know that you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on every single way 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 530-885-8081. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.