Winter homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

It can be a real task to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the coldest days of winter. Keeping the rooms throughout your home are evenly heated hinges on many different factors. Luckily, there are also quite a few things you can do to remedy the problem.

If your room is too stuffy, what should you do? Most people simply close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t understand is that closing off a vent can throw off the balance of your system and actually reduce your energy efficiency.

So, what should you do instead? We have some ideas.

Keep the areas around your cold air return vents clear

Not only does your furnace push hot air through your home to heat it, it removes cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are blocked, your furnace can’t do its job. Keeping these vents clear will permit your furnace to operate correctly and help it regulate room temperatures better.

Regular maintenance is key

We can’t tell you enough times how important regular maintenance is to the proper and efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Our experts can help keep your system at peak performance by performing simpler tasks like changing filters and more involved jobs like identifying imminent problems before they happen or repairing major issues like replacing a broken circuit board. No matter what repairs need to be done, we’ll keep your home cozy.

Don’t rely on Auto setting

A few rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more problematic to heat. Making sure your thermostat has the fan switch “On” instead of on “Auto” can help. When the fan is switched to “On,” your furnace will keep air moving throughout your house and create a more even temperature.

We have even more recommendations for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 302-658-2000. If you’d prefer, you can always set up an appointment online too. Our job is to make sure you experience maximum comfort in your home.