Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range 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 winter months, and month after month.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.

So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?

Ensure 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 specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s spoken of all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve 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 arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always mix the air from all of the spaces 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 the endless number of ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to find out more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 309-323-9584. 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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