Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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 overly warm during the winter is shut the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.

So how can you 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 gets rid of cold air to help attain a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s talked about nonstop, 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 changing, 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 design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to always 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 make sure 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 a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 301-363-4699. 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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