How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly 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. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So how can you 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 gets rid of cold air to help achieve a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing 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 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 call at 302-658-2000. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.