Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the winter months, and month after month.

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. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded 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 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while providing you with 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 replacing, or a larger problem 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 holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 631-246-4029. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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