How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety 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 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 warm during the winter is shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help achieve a set 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 relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our experts 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 sustaining heat. One easy way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to continuously 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 281-713-8304. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.