How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a variety of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the cold 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 close the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 strictly 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 get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can eliminate a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our team will work with you to get your home back to its most comfortable state. A Quick Switch Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and holding heat. One basic way you can avoid this problem is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly 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 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 find out 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 785-357-6200. Our pros are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.