How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 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 impact 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 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 constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue 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 retaining heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to constantly 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 631-360-2665. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.