Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 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 shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively alter 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 what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?

Confirm 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 achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 know that 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 641-753-3563. 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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