5 Natural Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
As cooler air sets in here in Wisconsin, you’ll find your house starting to feel chillier than you’d like. The good news: There are a few simple ways you can keep your home warm naturally without having to crank up your thermostat (or your energy bill). The Bryant® experts here at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces are sharing our top five in this blog. Call us in Wisconsin Rapids or Stevens Point today.
Top Tips for Energy-Efficient Heating
1. Use Your Fireplace
Your fireplace can be an instant heat boost. It’s perfect for those in-between days or evenings when you need just a little bit of extra warmth. The natural beauty of a fireplace can also help you and your family feel cozy just by sitting near it. If you don’t have one, don’t worry–ComfortAire provides installation and service for electric, gas, and wood fireplaces.
2. Open Your Curtains During the Day
Take advantage of sunny fall days and keep your curtains open during the day to let the sunlight in. This will provide some natural warmth in the home. At night, make sure to close the curtains to help provide a layer of insulation to retain some of that warmth inside.
3. Add Rugs or Carpet to Hard Flooring
If your home has bare floors, consider adding carpet or rugs to these areas. Not only can this help reduce heat loss through the flooring, but it can also help keep your feet from going cold.
4. Rearrange Your Furniture
If you do need to turn on your heat, you can maximize your warmth by making sure the furniture in your home isn’t blocking heat vents. Even pulling out furniture a few inches from the wall or vent location can help increase heat circulation in the home and take the pressure off your furnace.
5. Schedule HVAC Maintenance
One of the easiest ways to keep your home warm is to check your HVAC system and make sure everything is running efficiently. Proper maintenance is so beneficial in ensuring your system is running efficiently and at peak performance. Now is the time of year to schedule this annual service so you aren’t surprised once a major cold snap hits.
Let ComfortAire Help Keep Your Home Extra Toasty
These tips should help keep your home warm all fall and winter long. However, every furnace needs service or repair from time to time. When that happens, count on ComfortAire to keep you warm through even the coldest days. For more information on either of these services, call us at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point. You can also get in touch by sending us a message online.