How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number 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 area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Confirm 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 achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done 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 make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 know that 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 know 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 shout at 630-833-1100. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.