Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter hangs around. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to contemplate doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every area of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and month after month.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, 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 achieve a specific 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 talked about nonstop, 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 concern 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 parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to always 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 listed above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 308-624-3485. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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