How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 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. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about all the time, 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 swapped out, 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 layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching 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 ensure 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 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 shout at 925-689-7017. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.