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 consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close off the vents. Many 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 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also pulls out cold air to help reach a set 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 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 issue 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 holding heat. One basic way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 586-731-0950. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.