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 cold days of winter. Keeping the rooms in your home are evenly heated depends on many different factors. Luckily, there are also quite a few things you can do to correct the problem. If your room is too hot, what do you do? Most people merely close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t know is that closing off a vent can throw off the balance of your system and essentially reduce your energy efficiency. So, what should you do instead? We have some suggestions. Keep the areas around your cold air return vents clear Not only does your furnace move hot air through your home to heat it, it removes cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are obstructed, your furnace can’t fully perform its job. Keeping these vents clear will let your furnace to operate correctly and help it regulate room temperatures better. Regular maintenance is key We can’t emphasize how important regular maintenance is to the proper and efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Our experts can help keep your system running well by performing small tasks like changing filters and more involved jobs like identifying potential repairs before they happen or repairing major issues like replacing a broken circuit board. No matter what maintenance or repairs need to be done, we’ll keep your home comfortable. Don’t rely on Auto setting Certain 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 moving throughout your house and create a more even temperature. We have even more recommendations for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 319-363-0283. If you’d rather, you can always set up an appointment online too. Our job is to make sure you experience maximum comfort in your home.