How to Evenly Heat Your Home Posted January 7, 2015 Heating Ensuring your home is 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 think about doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the chilly 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. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate 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, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes 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 providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this problem 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 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 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 call at 817-864-1021. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.