How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every room 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 close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can unfavorably effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, blocking vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Make sure 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 pulls out 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 supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed 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 team will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the design of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One easy way you can avoid this concern is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 ensure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 314-838-9800. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.