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 range 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 cold months, and year-round. 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 overloaded and can adversely alter the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems operate, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering 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 removes cold air to help reach a certain temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of 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 completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger concern with a circuit board, our pros will work with you to boost your home comfort. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can get around this problem 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 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 every single way 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 we’ve listed, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a ring at 313-537-8111. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.