Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a range 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 room of your home comfortable during the chilly 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. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home more evenly?

Make sure 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 attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you 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 eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts 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 easy way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to always 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 make sure 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 above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 804-302-6657. 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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