With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about winter-proofing your home. Specifically, you should be considering how to heat your home without having to spend a lot of money. Oftentimes people resort to putting their thermostat on the lowest possible setting that they can bear in order to save money.
There’s nothing wrong with this, but we have a few tips that can give you the ability to turn your thermostat up a few degrees without having to break the bank.
Tip #1 – Use Fans
This might sound like a crazy thing to do during the winter, but instead of using a fan in hopes of circulating cool air, you can use it to circulate warm air. To do this, make sure the fan you’re using is closer to the ceiling and put it on the “low” setting. Because warm air rises and cool air sinks, the warm air that is located towards the ceiling will be brought down by the fan. The end result is a warmer house!
Tip #2 – Keep Vents and Radiators Clear
Have you ever wondered why one part of the room is always warmer than the other? This may be because your favorite piece of furniture is blocking one of the radiators. Blocked radiators and vents mean that any heat going through them isn’t being spread out throughout the room. Make sure that any large objects such as rugs, couches, and beds are not covering up your vents or radiators.
Tip #3 – Get Your Heating System Checked Before Winter
Your heating system may be the last thing on your mind during the warmer months, but you don’t have to wait until its too late to find out that you have a problem with your HVAC system. Having your system checked out during the milder fall months by a professional is beneficial for many reasons:
- It’s easier to get an appointment since it’s considered an “off season.”
- It enables issues to be caught before the cold of winter.
- It can confirm or increase your HVAC system’s efficiency, which can mean a lower energy bill.
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