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 number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area 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 too 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 unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help achieve a certain 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 constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for 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 team will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing 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 the endless number of ways 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 325-692-5850. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.