Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 certain you’re keeping every room 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 too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.

So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?

Confirm 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 reach a certain 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 completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can evade this concern 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 rooms 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 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 662-269-8716. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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