How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home 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 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 overly warm during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat more evenly? Confirm the area around your cold air return vents is clear Your heating and cooling system doesn’t exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 make sure 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 know more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 843-856-1433. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.