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 consider doing, or not doing, to make certain you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the cold months, and year after year. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is overly warm during the winter is shut the vents. Most modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to control room temperature can cause the system to become overloaded 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 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 pulls out cold air to help achieve a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can remove the cold air while giving you heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s talked about constantly, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance done on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs swapped out, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our pros 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 rooms may have an easier time receiving and sustaining heat. One basic way you can get around this issue is by going to your thermostat and changing the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the adjustment allows your home’s air to continuously 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 every single way 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 an issue with uneven heating, give us a shout at 406-761-7283. Our specialists are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.