Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every room 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 unbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home more evenly?

Ensure 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 pulls out cold air to help achieve a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s preached nonstop, 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 team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 ensure 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 262-358-9468. 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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