How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a range 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 room 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. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can negatively alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency. So how can you 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 removes cold air to help attain a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while supplying 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 relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts 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 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 switch 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 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 a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 801-295-3357. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.