How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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 certain you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the winter months, and month after month. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s preached nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts 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 basic way you can evade this concern 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 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 the endless number of ways 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 616-669-3961. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.