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 cold days of winter. Ensuring the rooms throughout your home are evenly heated depends on many different factors. Luckily, there are also quite a few things you can do to remedy the problem. If your room is too hot, what can 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 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 pulls cooler air from your inside your home. If your cold air returns are blocked, your furnace can’t fully perform 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 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 impending repairs before they happen or repairing major issues like replacing a broken circuit board. No matter what repairs need to be done, we’ll keep your home comfy. Don’t rely on Auto setting Certain rooms in your home may be more removed and are therefore more difficult to heat. Ensuring 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 through all your rooms and create a more even temperature. We have even more tips for heating your home more evenly, and we’re just a phone call away at 703-369-5528. 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.