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 range 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 area 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 shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.

So what should you do to heat your home 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 removes cold air to help reach 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 preached nonstop, 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 replacing, 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can get around 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 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 all of the ways 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 ring at 208-621-0129. 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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