How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to think about doing, or not doing, to make sure 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 too hot during the winter is close off 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 unbalanced and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 gets rid of cold air to help achieve a specific 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 nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue 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 sustaining heat. One basic way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously mix the air from all of the spaces 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 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 803-318-6995. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.