How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is 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 room of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round. 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 run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So how can you heat your home more evenly? Ensure 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 set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining 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 change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 all of the 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 214-261-0034. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.