Stay Cozy All Winter Long
Winter is in full swing and holidays are just around the corner. While this season is notorious for overspending, you shouldn’t be throwing away your hard-earned money on rising heating bills. Since heating your property is one of the most expensive monthly bills homeowners face, learning tips and tricks for keeping your house warm in the winter is a great way to both stay comfortable and save money. Today, our HVAC team at Wallner Plumbing Heating & Air is sharing our top 7 ways to get warm, and stay warm, all winter long.
Use your ceiling fan: No, seriously! Ceiling fans have a switch on the side that when flipped, changes the direction your fan spins. If you run your fan on low, in a clockwise direction, you can help keep your warm air down where you can enjoy it.
Check your home’s humidity levels: If your home is overly dry, warm air is quick to leave. So, monitor your humidity and, if needed, purchase a humidifier to add moisture to your air, keeping warmth around for longer.
Bake some holiday cookies: Your oven is a major source of heat in the home—producing more lasting heat than even your fireplace! Bake up a festive batch of cookies and, once they’re done, turn the oven off but leave the door ajar, allowing more heated air to enter your kitchen.
Evaluate your attic’s insulation: Hot air rises and if your attic isn’t properly insulated, you could be losing heat before you ever feel the cozy effects. In fact, you can lose up to a quarter of your heat through your roof if your home is uninsulated. Adding a simple insulating layer will not only help you stay warmer longer but also cut down on your heating bills.
Replace damaged sealant on windows and doors: Check your doors and windows for any cracks or deteriorated caulking, as even these small cracks can let cold air in and warm air out. Luckily, this is a quick fix, and your local hardware store will have caulking, weather-stripping, or window shrink-wrap kits available to help you ensure a tight seal.
Purchase a new rug: Nothing is harder than getting out of bed on a frigid morning, especially if the first thing your feet touch is hardwood. Purchasing a rug will not only keep your toes warm but also keep heated air trapped in the fibers.
Utilize a smart thermostat: Smart thermostats allow you to heat your home through your phone. Take advantage of times away from your house by lowering your heater usage and turn on your system before you come back, so you step into a perfectly warm space.
If what your home needs most is a quality heater, turn to our heating specialists at Wallner Plumbing Heating & Air. We offer exceptional heating repair, replacement, and installation services to homes throughout Redding and surrounding areas. Call our team today at (530) 475-6687 to learn more.