How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round. 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. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 remove 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 done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to constantly 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 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 learn 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 816-630-2702. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.