How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 corner 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. 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 adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to 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 gets rid of cold air to help achieve a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about nonstop, 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 issue with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining 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 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 all of the ways 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 706-695-7492. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.