How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range 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 year-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly? Make sure 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 attain a set 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 spoken of nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, 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 arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously 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 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 302-436-2922. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.