- December 13, 2019
- Posted by: yoursemteam
- Category: Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Stay Informed
Tips to heating your home evenly
Need slippers in one room and your flip flops in the next? Do you find that when you move from one room to the next in your home there is a noticeable temperature difference? There are a number of factors that can result in uneven heating of your home. There are a few things you can do to help regulate the heat, but you may need professional assistance addressing bigger issues.
Your HVAC System
Is your furnace the correct size for your home? Find out what size of furnace is needed for your home using this BTU Calculator. You may also want to find out if the ductwork in your home is the appropriate size. Change your air filters regularly to keep air clean and flowing. Have a professional HVAC company do annual checks of your system for wear and tear and malfunctions.
Check the Registers
In each room, or even hallway, in your home are air vents or registers. Check that they are open circulate the heat to inhabited areas. Do not put rugs or furniture over registers. If the HVAC fan is on and you don’t feel air coming from the register, remove the cover to ensure there isn’t an item blocking the duct. You may need to have a professional come clean the vents of dirt and other debris. This can also help improve the air quality in your home.
Roof and wall insulation helps to contain heat inside of the home and keep cool air out. Check how much insulation you have in your attic. Depending on your location, there are guidelines to the depth of insulation recommended. Visit www.energystar.gov for details on insulation recommendations for your climate. You can (usually) add more insulation yourself. There are various options that are DIY or you can call a professional.
You should run your HVAC fan run for a few minutes each hour to circulate air in the home. Leave doors open throughout the home, as well.
Leaks in the home or ducts
If you have cracks in your home’s foundation, walls, or windows, or if warm air is escaping cracked ducts you are losing hot air and money. Energy efficient windows that are double or triple pained to keep warm air inside and cold air out. Adding weather stripping around doors also gives an additional barrier for air to stay in or out of the home.
If you are building a new home or upgrading your HVAC system, consider adding zones to your home. With zones you have better control of your HVAC. You can set temperature preferences to areas in the home that are most often used. In addition to comfort, zones can help reduce wasted energy or gas resulting in lower monthly bills.
When the weather outside is cold, be warm and comfortable in your home…in every room of your home! Contact Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning today to help evenly heat your home.