How can I keep my home warm?

by McAtee LLC on December 30, 2013

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter Other Than the Furnace

 

Columbus HeatingLarge coats, toboggans, and ear muffs signify the chilly climate of the winter months. Just as you change your clothing, you should change a few of your habits in your household to keep warm. Outside of adjusting the thermostat, the following tips will help you stay snug as a bug in your home while Jack Frost stakes his winter claim.

Make Sure Windows Have Plenty of Sunlight: Since the sun is a the earth’s natural heater, you should effectively use the available sunlight to stay warm. You can open your blinds and curtains to enjoy the natural radiance of the sun. You can also trim the hedges or any other impediment of sunlight entering your home. In addition to amazing lighting and natural warmth, you can also reduce the amount of energy spent on heating you home.

Ensure Proper Insulation: While your central heating unit is the key component to keeping your home warm, having proper insulation will help your home maintain those comfortable temperatures. Insulation is the material between your walls and in your attic that keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. With the ability to insulate your home from the extreme outside temperatures, your A/C and heating unit will work less, and your winter heating bill will be much lower. In addition, you should ensure all of your doors, windows, and entryways are sealed with no gaps or resulting drafts.

Close Off Any Unused Rooms: When you close off your unused rooms, you are effectively placing another barrier between you and chilly temperatures. In addition, closing your vacant rooms reduces the circulation of chilly air, which results in heat loss. If you have a forced air furnace, home improvement stores offer magnetic vent covers to prevent the flow of air to those rooms. As a result, only the rooms you use will receive warm air, which makes for a much more efficient use of your heater.

Are you looking for a reliable heating technician in the Columbus area? Call McAtee LLC at (614) 252-9400 and schedule a service call today!

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