When you start running your heating system, you expect it to send out warm air to your whole house. Having some parts of your home being significantly colder than others compromises your family’s comfort and can pose a serious problem for you. So how do you solve uneven heating? Use the tips below to ensure effective heat distribution to all of the rooms in your house this winter.
Seal and Insulate Your Attic
Hot air rises. As a result, the heat in your rooms can escape to the attic through hidden holes. Attic air leaks tend to occur around the attic hatch, fan, ceiling junction boxes, stairs, and the holes that accommodate pipes, vents, and ductwork. Seal these leaks with spray foam, caulk, or weatherstripping.
Attic insulation also helps prevent heat loss. Add more insulation to your attic if the existing insulation is below or level with the floor joists.
Get Your Ductwork Checked and Cleaned
Leaky ducts make your furnace struggle to deliver heated air to the farthest areas of your home. Have your entire duct system inspected and get the leaks and poor connections sealed.
An accumulation of dust and debris in your ducts will obstruct airflow and force your furnace to work harder to keep your home comfortable. For that reason, it’s a good idea to have your ductwork cleaned as well.
Unblock Your Air Vents
Objects like furniture, drapes, and rugs can block your vents and alter how air flows around certain spaces in your home. Check all the vents in your rooms and move any objects that may be blocking them.
A buildup of dust and debris can also block the vents and affect airflow. Vacuum the registers regularly to get rid of any gunk.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
You’ll need to heat your home more aggressively during certain times of the day to maintain comfortable temperatures. With a smart thermostat, you can schedule temperature changes automatically and adjust your heating system from any part of the world.
The best part about taking the steps above is that you’ll also increase the energy efficiency of your home. For more information on promoting effective heat distribution in your home, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We provide heating-system maintenance, air duct cleaning, and other home-comfort solutions that help homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean counties keep all the rooms of their houses comfortable.