How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make certain 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 shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly? Make sure 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 set 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 spoken of all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy 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 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 every single way 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 708-301-0170. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.