Wiinter is Here— But is your Home Prepared for the Cold Weather?
Even if your heat is turned up all the way, there's still a chance you may not be enjoying its full effects. These are a few simple and cost-effective ways that you can improve the heat distribution in your home this winter:
Cover Up Drafty Doors and Windows
Drafts are one of the most common ways that your home can lose heat. By simply taping up the edges of your windows and placing towels or blankets at the bottoms of your doors, you can block up these drafts and keep more heat inside your home.
Don't Block Your Radiators
Although most people arrange their furniture near their radiators, this actually prevents heat from flowing properly through your home. By keeping your radiator away from your furniture, you'll allow for a more even distribution of heat.
Close Your Curtains at Night
Sunlight is a great way to naturally heat your home during the daytime. However, once the sun goes down, keeping your curtains open can actually let your heat escape. Make sure to keep your curtains closed overnight to keep your home warm and cozy while you sleep.
Close the Doors to Any Unused Rooms
Heat works most effectively when it's contained to smaller spaces. Bigger homes with many rooms can feel a bit cold. Even though you can't make your home smaller, you can reduce the amount of space that your heat has to cover by closing the doors to any rooms, like a guest room, that you rarely use.
Lay Down a Rug to Trap Heat
Tiled and uninsulated floors can make some rooms uncomfortably chilly during the winter months. However, laying a rug down onto these areas can trap in heat and keep your floors toasty.
All of these heat-saving solutions are incredibly simple and don't require any professional assistance. However, if you do need assistance with your heat this winter, the experts at Van Natta are on the job. Contact us today for any of your HVAC needs throughout the year.