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How to Evenly Heat Your Home

January 07, 2015

It can be a tough job to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the cold days of winter. Keeping the rooms of your home are evenly heated depends on a number of different factors. Luckily, there are also quite a few things you can do to remedy the problem.

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

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

Keep the areas around your cold air return vents clear

Not only does your furnace circulate hot air through your home to heat it, it draws out cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are obstructed, your furnace can’t fully perform its job. Keeping these vents clear will let 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 at peak performance by completing small tasks like changing filters and more involved 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 cozy.

Don’t rely on Auto setting

A few rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more difficult 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 throughout your house and create a more even temperature.

We have even more ideas for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 815-410-1231. If you’d prefer. Our job is to do everything we can to help you experience maximum comfort in your home.