Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 ensure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the cold months, and month after month.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.

So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?

Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear

Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about all the time, 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 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 design of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this issue 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 all of the 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 812-825-8695. 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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