How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home more evenly?

Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear

Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a specific 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 preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the areas 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 ring at 972-695-2264. 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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