Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety 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 room 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 hot during the winter is close 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 adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 exclusively 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 pull out the cold air while supplying heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger problem 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 ensure 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 find out more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 256-270-1196. 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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