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Winter’s coming to Greensboro, NC, and one of homeowners’ biggest challenges is keeping their entire house warm, at the same temperature. If you have a two-story home, you’ve probably noticed that your second is warmer than the first floor.

Luckily, there are simple adjustments you can make to help the temperature in your home even out, so you can stay warm no matter where you are.

Adjust the dampers

The dampers are the levers on your vents that either cut off or open airflow. If you keep your dampers on the first floor open, and then keep your dampers on the second floor partly closed, you can force some of the hot air to the first floor through the air vents.

Make sure your attic is properly insulated

If your attic isn’t properly insulated, you may be losing heat from the top of your home, de-regulating the temperature inside. Make sure you have not just enough insulation but the right type of insulation for North Carolina weather.

Check your ducts for leaks

If your ducts are leaking, this may be why some rooms are hotter or colder than others. Your HVAC isn’t working as well as it could because of the leaks. Call an HVAC expert to fix it and set up an HVAC maintenance plan to keep an eye on leaks throughout the year.

Keep your HVAC fan on

If you keep your HVAC set to ON and not on AUTO, air will circulate constantly, which helps the temperature even out.

Use your ceiling fans

Did you know you could change the direction of your ceiling fans? A switch at the base of your fans can switch the direction of the blades, causing the fans to push hot air from the ceiling to the floor and distribute heat better.

Get professional HVAC services

If you’ve tried these tips and you still have issues with your home’s temperature, call an HVAC expert. They can pinpoint whether you’re having a larger issue and tune your HVAC system to perform better in winter.

Get Help From Kay Heating & Air

Kay Heating & Air are prepared to help you with your heating this winter. Contact our team of experts for help heating your home properly.

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