They say that a person can never be truly cold if he has someone by his side. Well, quite frankly, we disagree with that statement, because Winters can be exceptionally cold, and if you do not do something to prepare yourself for them, the person by your side won’t be able to do much to keep you warm. That is why we have decided to give you some tips in order for you to be able to keep your home warm in Winter.
- Install a programmable thermostat
These programmable thermostats are great because they allow you to be warm, and still not get too warm during the night to have to pay an over the top energy bill. You just program the thermostat which temperature it should hold, and you’ve done your job.
- Keep it sunny
During the day, you need to do all you can to let as much sunlight in as possible. This will provide the heat, and you won’t have to spend so much energy during the day. Open the blinds and curtains, and let the sunshine in; sun provides heat, light, and a much better mood!
- Close curtains at night time
During the day, the curtains should be opened to allow the sunshine in the house, but during the night, they should be closed to keep the heat from leaving the home through the windows. It’s not much, but this step helps a lot.
- Forget about fireplaces
Even though these things are a nice sight and can be really romantic, they are also highly ineffective when it comes to heating up your home. Sure, they’re great for heating up one room, but the others will be ice cold; and besides, a lot of heat gets lost through the chimney as well!
Alternatively, purchasing an electric fireplace would make much more sense.
- Look up your ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are used to cool the place down, but if you have a fan that can reverse them so that they blow the air in a different direction, they could help heat the place up! You see, the hot air rises and goes to the ceiling, and the reversed fan could blow it back down.
- Keep furniture away from vents
If you have a piece of furniture blocking the flow of air, it might be one of the causes why your home isn’t being heated up properly. So, move the furniture away from the vents, and you’ll get a much better hot air flow, and the home will be heated much more quickly.
- Avoid “stack effects”
If you have a case of air being dragged out of your home in any way, you might have a “stack effect” happening to your home, and you need to avoid that. So, seal these gaps, and wherever you see the air being dragged out of the home, just place a nice, good seal.
- Close doors
Some rooms need to be warmer than the others. If you’re not going to the kitchen from 10pm to 6am, there is no need for that room to be heated, and your bedroom should! You can just start closing the doors to your bedroom – it will allow you to make it warmer, and you won’t be wasting any warm air around the unused sections of the house.