Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Keeping your home 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 think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area 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 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, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 strictly 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 giving you 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 eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our team 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 concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 847-306-8990. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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