How to Evenly Heat Your Home

January 07, 2015

Ensuring your home is 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 think about 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 the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency.

So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?

Confirm 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 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 giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s preached all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One basic way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously 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 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 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 call at 319-229-2318. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.