How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Maintaining 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 ensure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly 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 off the vents. Most 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 work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home 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 reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while providing you with heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about nonstop, 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 changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 972-938-0033. 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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