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 cold 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 off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So how can you heat your home more evenly? Confirm 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 reach a specific 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 constantly, 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 changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 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 ring at 559-675-1681. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.