Winter homes

How to Evenly Heat Your Home

Maintaining 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 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 unfavorably impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems run, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” decreasing your energy efficiency.

So how can you 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 pulls out cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can pull out the cold air while supplying 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 problem 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 arrangement of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can get around this concern is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to continuously mix the air from all of the areas 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 find out more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a shout at 715-356-7000. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.