Circulation problems within the home are an all too common problem. They also often lead to temperature variances from room to room. This can disturb comfort and tracking down the problem could be difficult. What if there was a way to improve your problem without spending much if any money? Well, there is! These three simply steps could drastically improve the circulation and comfort in your home. Try at least one in your home and see if you notice a difference.
How to Boost Comfort this Winter:
- Ceiling Fans: Reversing the direction of your ceiling fan can help improve the comfort in your home. By having the fan pushing air clockwise, hot air that rises to the ceiling during each heating cycles will be pushed down back into the room. This will make the room feel warmer to its occupants and help eliminate temperature variances from room to room.
- Furnace Circulating Fan: The fan that circulates heated air from the furnace throughout the home can also be used to improve comfort and circulation. By placing the fan on “on” instead of “auto,” the fan will run continuously and be better able to circulate air through the home. This will also lead to improved indoor air quality because the air will have more circulations through the air filter.
- Insulation and Weather Stripping: The final piece of the puzzle involves filling in the gaps that cause drafts in the home. Drafts could be the true source of your temperature inconsistencies within the home. Add weather stripping around doors and windows, and if you want to spend a little bit more, you could add insulation to attics and walls that may be lacking in insulation.
These three steps should vastly improve if not solve your comfort problems in the home.