How to Evenly Heat Your Home

January 07, 2015

Ensuring your home is 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 contemplate 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 shut the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, 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?

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 set 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 scheduled for your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be.

A Quick Switch

Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can evade this concern is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change 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 learn more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having trouble with uneven heating, give us a call at 256-574-1300. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.