How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Ensuring your home is a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. 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 make certain 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 warm during the winter is close the vents. A lot of modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become unbalanced and can unfavorably alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to 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 gets rid of cold air to help attain 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 spoken of constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some areas may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One simple way you can avoid 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 continuously 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 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 trouble with uneven heating, give us a ring at 770-939-7500. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.