How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015 It can be a tough job to keep the rooms in your home evenly heated, especially during the coldest days of winter. Keeping the rooms of your home are evenly heated is determined by several different factors. Luckily, there are also several things you can do to correct the problem. If your room is too warm, what can you do? Most people simply close the vent to fix the problem. What they don’t realize is that blocking airflow to one room 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 circulate hot air through your home to heat it, it draws out cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are not clear, your furnace can’t do its job. Keeping these vents clear will permit your furnace to operate correctly and help it regulate room temperatures better. Regular maintenance is key We can’t tell you enough times 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 performing simpler tasks like changing filters and more in-depth jobs like identifying impending 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 flowing 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 503-656-1908. If you’d prefer, 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.