How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate 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 warm during the winter is close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate 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, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help attain a certain 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 spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for 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 team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously 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 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 call at 724-745-7404. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.