How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every area 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 warm 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 adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out 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 talked about nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously mix the air from all of the rooms 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 all of the 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 815-768-6656. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.