How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range 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 room 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 overly warm during the winter is shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to 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 attain a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you 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 replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 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 learn more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 432-333-2208. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.