Do you find yourself piling on more blankets while you watch TV? Don’t worry. There are plenty of quick fixes to make your home feel cozy and warm. From simple adjustments to more substantial improvements, here are eight solutions to help you banish the chill from your house.
Drafty windows and doors are some of the main culprits of air leaks. Use weather stripping or draft stoppers to seal gaps around windows and doors to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
Don’t waste energy heating an unoccupied home. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set your ideal temperature when you’re at home and lower it a few degrees when you’re away. This approach ensures you can have a cozy home without adding extra energy costs.
While frozen pipes can be a cold reminder of winter weather’s destruction, adding insulation around your pipes, especially those on an exterior wall, can help plug the small spaces that let outside air in.
Your heating system works hard to keep you warm, but dirty air filters prevent your HVAC unit from doing its job. Replace disposable air filters or clean reusable ones and immediately notice a big change in your home’s airflow.
If your home suddenly gets chilly, check to ensure your heating system’s circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. Circuit breakers trip for electrical safety, so your system may have overheated. Reset it and monitor the system.
Closed vents and registers block warm air, meaning it can’t be evenly distributed. While checking your vents, grab a dust rag and give them a quick swipe to ensure dust and debris aren’t preventing proper airflow.
You might be going round and round wondering why your home is chilly, but did you know your ceiling fans can keep your home warmer? Set your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise in the winter at a low speed to push warm air down and circulate it through the room.
You might not be suntanning in the winter, but the sun can provide natural heat to your home.
With these eight quick fixes, you can make a difference in the chill factor of your home! Regular maintenance on your home’s heating and air conditioning systems ensures your system is ready to do its job when you want it to.
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