How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015 It can be a real task to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the coldest days of winter. Ensuring the rooms throughout your home are evenly heated hinges on a number of different factors. Luckily, there are also several things you can do to remedy the problem. If your room is too stuffy, what should you do? Most people just close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t realize is that doing this can throw off the balance of your system and actually 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 circulate hot air through your home to heat it, it removes cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are not clear, your furnace can only do half its job. Keeping these vents clear will allow your furnace to operate correctly 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 at peak performance by performing small tasks like changing filters and bigger jobs like identifying potential issues 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 comfortable. Don’t rely on Auto setting A few rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more challenging 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 moving throughout your house 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 703-754-1062. If it’s easier for you, you can always set up an appointment online too. Our job is to do everything we can to help you experience maximum comfort in your home.