The cold weather is beyond your control, but your family’s comfort doesn’t have to suffer when you take steps to create an indoor refuge that stays warm and cozy all season long. Here are some tips to keep the home fires burning bright.
- Don’t let your heat slip away! To get the most efficiency out of your heating system, make sure there are no leaks or cracks where inside air can escape and outside air can creep in. Check to see that you have proper insulation everywhere and seal up all windows and doors as needed with weather stripping or caulking. Along with maximizing comfort inside your home, this will help reduce your energy bills because your system won’t have to work so hard to overcome the inside/outside air seepage.
- Use your window shades and drapes to maximize heating benefits. Keep the drapes and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- Add humidity for winter warmth. It’s an often-overlooked comfort factor: Humid air feels warmer than dry air. Increasing the humidity of your home also helps you resist winter colds and moisturizes dry skin. Ask Stout Heating & Air Conditioning about a humidifier that works for your situation!
- Keep your furnace air filter clean. A dirty or clogged filter can make your furnace work harder, which costs you more.
- A high percentage of the heat escaping homes is lost through the attic. Close off any attic vents or fans during the winter and check on how well the attic is insulated. Stout’s technicians can help!
- Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed. Make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
Remember – you’re never left out in the cold with Stout Heating and Air Conditioning. We can repair or service any heater or furnace in Rowan County, North Carolina and our response times are among the fastest in the area.
When things aren’t as toasty as you’d like, our number one tip is this: Give a shout to Stout and let us chase the chill.