How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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 warm during the winter is close 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, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 removes cold air to help achieve a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out 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 done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can evade this issue 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 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 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 530-885-8081. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.