How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining 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 certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the winter months, and year after year. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Most 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 operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Confirm 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 pulls out cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying 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 get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to find out 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 ring at 719-332-3458. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.