Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 certain you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the cold 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 negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.

So how can you heat your home more evenly?

Make sure 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 gets rid of cold air to help attain a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s preached constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can eliminate 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 layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch 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 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call 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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