How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range 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 corner of your home comfortable during the cold 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 shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So how can you heat your home more evenly? Ensure 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 reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of nonstop, 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 swapped out, or a larger issue 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 arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching 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 know that 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 learn more about any of the tips we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 715-421-5555. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.