How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home 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 think about doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner 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 hot during the winter is close 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 unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Confirm 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 pulls out cold air to help attain a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying 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 swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can evade this issue 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 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to learn 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 417-739-4606. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.