Brrr. It’s getting colder outside. Here are some tips to make your home warmer without cranking up the heat:
Use your ceiling fan throughout winter by setting the fan in a clockwise motion. This will force warmer air down into the room.
Hardwood and tile can be chilly. Use rugs on bare floors to provide some warmth to your feet.
Open the Curtains
Let the sun in by opening south-facing curtains and blinds on sunny days. Close the curtains at night to provide a barrier. Thick curtains with a thermal lining are best.
If you do not have newer windows, you may want to consider adding window film on them to seal in the heat.
Have a Fireplace?
Keep the damper closed when not in use.
Programming your home to be warmer when home and at a lower temperature when away will save you money.
Insulation and Sealing
A well-insulated and sealed home can use as much as 45% less energy for heating or cooling. (Need professional help with this activity? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services.)
Put on some thick socks, use your snuggy and drink hot chocolate!