Winter Homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number 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 chilly months, and year after year.

One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting 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 strictly push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also removes cold air to help attain a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance

It’s preached all the time, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance scheduled for your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the arrangement of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One easy way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and switching the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to always 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 know that 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a call at 308-995-8177. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.
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