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 contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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 too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.

So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly?

Make sure 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 removes cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of 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 get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts 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 retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this problem 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 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 the endless number of 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 828-283-0369. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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