How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home more evenly?

Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear

Your heating and cooling system doesn’t exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to continuously mix the air from all of the rooms in your home, giving you a more even temperature.

Of course these aren’t the only ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to learn more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 866-326-9537. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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