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 make certain you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the winter 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 regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to 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 removes cold air to help reach a specific 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 talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger problem 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 sustaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 all of the ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to learn more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 505-445-1250. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.