How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut 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 adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a specific 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 preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment 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 ensure 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 217-210-2662. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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