Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. 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 ensure 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 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 overloaded and can unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, 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?

Ensure 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 certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about 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 problem with a circuit board, our team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously 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 every single way 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 702-866-9322. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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