How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner 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. Many 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 run, 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 exclusively push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while providing you with 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 replacing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can get around this problem is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the areas 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 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 205-758-2703. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.