How to Evenly Heat Your Home

January 07, 2015

Maintaining 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 consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the winter 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 the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a specific 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 preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 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 know more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 614-344-6949. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.