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 ensure 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 the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s preached all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed 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 make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously mix the air from all of the areas 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 know more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 614-871-4144. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.