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How to Evenly Heat Your Home

January 07, 2015

It can be a real task to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the cold days of winter. Ensuring the rooms in your home are evenly heated is determined by a number of different factors. Luckily, there are also a lot things you can do to remedy the problem.

If your room is too warm, what do you do? Most people simply close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t understand is that closing off a vent can throw off the balance of your system and end up reduce your energy efficiency.

So, what should you do instead? We have some ideas.

Keep the areas around your cold air return vents clear

Not only does your furnace push hot air through your home to heat it, it draws out cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are obstructed, your furnace can only do half its job. Keeping these vents clear will let your furnace to operate as it should and help it regulate room temperatures better.

Regular maintenance is key

We can’t say enough how important regular maintenance is to the proper and efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Our experts can help keep your system in top shape by doing small tasks like changing filters and more in-depth jobs like identifying impending repairs before they happen or repairing major issues like replacing a broken circuit board. No matter what needs to be done, we’ll keep your home comfy.

Don’t rely on Auto setting

Some rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more problematic to heat. Making sure your thermostat has the fan switch “On” instead of on “Auto” can help. When the fan is switched to “On,” your furnace will keep air circulating from room to room and create a more even temperature.

We have even more ideas for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 503-213-4433. If you’d rather. Our job is to make sure you experience maximum comfort in your home.