Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is 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 consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the winter 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 off the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing 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 reach a certain 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 done 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 layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One simple way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 all of the 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 308-646-3827. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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