How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to ensure you’re keeping every corner 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 too 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 imbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of nonstop, 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 concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the spaces 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 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 601-268-3486. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.