How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and month after month.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, 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 only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.

A Quick Switch

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

Of course these aren’t the only ways to make sure 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 know more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 862-345-6896. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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