Beat the Cold This Winter With These Tips
During the winter season, your home may not feel as warm as you want it to be. If this happens to you, don’t fret! We have a few tips to help you stay warm throughout the year from our experts at Comfort Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
Keep reading to see how you can stay cozy and prepare your home for cold weather!
1. Keep the Thermostat at a Constant Temperature
Maybe you’ve heard somewhere that you shouldn’t constantly change the temperature on your thermostat too often during warmer months to keep your home cool. Well, the same rule applies during the winter!
Constantly turning up the thermostat doesn’t help your home warm any faster than normal. Instead, turning it up extremely high wastes energy and can end up costing you more money in the long run. To warm-up, start turning on the heat ahead of time before colder air sets in so that when it does get cold, your thermostat will be able to adjust to the colder temperature inside your home.
2. Add Rugs and Throw Blankets
What’s a more cozy way to warm up than snuggling up to a soft, warm blanket or stepping onto a warm and fuzzy rug instead of a cold and hard floor? Rugs and blankets are not only stylish, but they help hold heat, making you feel warmer the longer you stay on them.
3. Add Heavy Duty Curtains for Night
Get rid of your old, thin curtains and replace them with heavy curtains that also help save on energy! Curtains can keep warm air inside your home at night and keep cold air at bay from small openings and cracks in windows that would otherwise make your home feel cold.
4. Open Curtains During the Day
During any time of the year, one of the best sources of heat comes directly from the sun! Leave blinds and curtains open during the daytime to let in natural sunlight to warm up the house.
5. Install a Programmable Thermostat
We know that some older homes can be a bit drafty and don’t always come with an upgraded programmable thermostat. We can install a programmable thermostat for you so that you can always be able to adjust the temperature inside your home for the ultimate comfort and make good use of your HVAC system all year long!
6. Seal Leaks
If you have tried many different solutions to warm up on cold days with no luck, there may be an air leak in your doors or windows! Leaks let in cold air from outside, making your home cold. Easily fix this by sealing them with caulk around window and door frames.
7. Change Your Furnace Filter
Homeowners often forget that filters to their heaters need to be changed every 1-3 months to get the best performance and usage out of your heating system. If you haven’t changed your filter in a while, change it to get better airflow throughout your home.
8. Leave Air Vents Open
Always leave your air vents open so that heat can properly flow throughout your home. Leaving your vents open not only helps keep your home warm, it also helps your heating system function properly. Closed vents can cause issues later on because they cause your system to work harder than normal. Keep them open to get as much warm air in your home as possible.
9. Insulate Your Attic
If your attic doesn’t have any insulation, we highly recommend you add insulation to keep ice and leaks, or worse, from forming and damaging your home. Insulating your attic can help your home hold heat better.
10. Get Maintenance on Your Heater
A foolproof way to keep your home warm and toasty is by scheduling a heating tune-up. Heater maintenance helps keep your home’s heating system running efficiently, lowers heating costs, expands the lifespan of your heater, and your heater will have fewer breakdowns.
Our team at (Site:BusinessName) can perform maintenance on your heater for you and catch any problems that occur with the heating system. Give us a call today at (209) 222-2779 to schedule your appointment!