With winter on the way, keeping your home warm is most likely at the forefront of your mind. However, not every American home will correlate with a homeowner’s needs. In fact, up to 25% of a home’s heat is often lost through holes and cracks in the foundation and floorboards.
How can you ensure you’re keeping your home warm during those crisp winter nights? Consider the following tips for staying toasty when Jack Frost skates through your neighborhood this year.
- Curtains are your friends
During the summer, many homeowners will close their curtains to help keep the sun out of their home. This winter, do the opposite. Open your curtains wide to let in the natural warmth of the sun. And, once night falls, close your curtains again to act as a thin layer of insulation.
- Move your furniture
A home heating system can feel great when your couch is located right near the vent. However, if you’re not careful, your couch and other furniture may actually be preventing your heat from distributing around your home. Not only can this cool down your house when you want it the warmest, but it can also make HVAC systems work harder than they need to. This can jack up your utility bill and prematurely age your heating system.
- Make sure your home has the right insulation
Insulation is what helps keep your home’s heat inside the house. However, up to 25% of your home’s heat can actually be lost through your roof. By placing only 25 cm of insulation along your attic, you can help keep the heat from escaping and keep your home toasty-warm.
- Time your heating
Many homeowners can save money by programming their thermostats, but they can also help you stay warmer. Your HVAC system takes a little while in order to warm up. Therefore, by programming your thermostat to begin warming up 30 minutes before you wake up and 30 minutes before you come home from work, you can stay cozier.
When it comes to keeping your home warm during the winter, you want the professionals on your side. Contact Pioneer Heating and Air today for more information on furnace repair and HVAC system installation.