How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Heating

Ensuring your home is 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 consider doing, or not doing, to ensure 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 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 adversely 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 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 certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s preached 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 swapped out, or a larger problem 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the areas 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 every single way 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 417-319-1779. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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