How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. 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-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close off the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency. So what can you do to help make your home heat 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 certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger problem 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 design of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to continuously 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 find out 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 shout at 717-597-9900 . Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.