Winter homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

It can be a tough job to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the chilly days of winter. Whether the rooms of your home are evenly heated is determined by several different factors. Luckily, there are also quite a few things you can do to fix the problem.

If your room is too warm, what do you do? Most people just close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t know is that doing this can throw off the balance of your system and actually reduce your energy efficiency.

So, what should you do instead? We have some suggestions.

Keep the areas around your cold air return vents clear

Not only does your furnace move hot air through your home to heat it, it removes cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are not clear, your furnace can only do half its job. Keeping these vents clear will allow your furnace to operate as it should and help it regulate room temperatures better.

Regular maintenance is key

We can’t say enough how important regular maintenance is to the proper and efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Our experts can help keep your system running well by doing simpler tasks like changing filters and more in-depth jobs like identifying potential problems before they happen or repairing major issues like replacing a broken circuit board. No matter what repairs need to be done, we’ll keep your home comfy.

Don’t rely on Auto setting

Certain rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more problematic to heat. Ensuring your thermostat has the fan switch “On” instead of on “Auto” can help. When the fan is switched to “On,” your furnace will keep air circulating from room to room and create a more even temperature.

We have even more tips for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 815-768-6656. If it’s easier for you, you can always set up an appointment online too. Our job is to do everything we can to help you experience maximum comfort in your home.