During winter, you may notice that certain parts of your home aren’t getting sufficient heat. That can be frustrating and uncomfortable, and there are several reasons it may be happening. To get your home’s heating back on track, you’ll need to do some troubleshooting and investigating.
1. Change the Thermostat Setting
Most thermostats have two possible settings: “auto” and “on.” Most homeowners keep theirs set to “auto;” this setting automatically powers the furnace down when it’s finished cycling. The “auto” setting is the most energy-efficient, but switching yours to “on” may fix your uneven heating. The “on” setting will keep the air circulating until you turn it off, which can help even out the heat distribution in your home.
2. Check Your Vents
Your household has numerous air vents spread out through different rooms and areas. These vents are what your furnace uses to distribute heat. However, if any of these vents are clogged or otherwise obstructed, it will be difficult for warm air to reach those areas. Ensure that no furniture or clutter is blocking those vents, and use a vacuum extension hose to thoroughly clean them out.
3. Schedule a Furnace Inspection
A weakening or short-cycling furnace may be the cause of your uneven heating. When a heating system is in decline, it won’t be able to produce as much airflow. That can result in some parts of the home getting left in the cold.
Alternatively, when a furnace is short-cycling, that means it’s shutting off prematurely before finishing its cycle. Short-cycling is a serious issue that can lead to other problems if you let it linger. If you hire a heating technician, they can check the furnace’s health and make adjustments to improve its performance.
Heating Experts You Can Rely On
At Bryant’s Heating & Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated company serving DeKalb County, AL. Since 1981, we’ve provided excellent service and dependability to meet our customers’ comfort needs. In addition to our heating and air conditioning work, you can also call us for indoor air quality services and duct cleaning. To make an appointment with one of our skilled technicians, contact us at Bryant’s Heating & Cooling today.