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 cold months, and year after year. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Ensure 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 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 remove the cold air while providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of constantly, 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 experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy 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 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 know that 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 find out 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 shout at 847-293-0047. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.