Winter homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold 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 off the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably alter 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 what should you do to heat your home more evenly?

Make sure 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 reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of 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 scheduled for your system can get rid of 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 make your home as comfortable as it can be.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously 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 make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a shout at 586-262-4258. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.