How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the winter months, and year-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home 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 specific 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 talked about constantly, 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 changing, 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 design of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to constantly 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 learn more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 419-592-4756. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.