How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 gets rid of 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 giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem 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 rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to always 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 know that 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 715-345-1979. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.