How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 ensure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the winter 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 shut 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 negatively effect 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 how can you 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 removes cold air to help reach 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 all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 every single way you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to find out more about any of the tips listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 319-524-3714. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.