Heating Your Home For Less
Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Matthew
Winter poses plenty of problems for business and homeowners alike, and heating is often at the top of everyone’s priorities. While you want to stay toasty and warm, no one wants to face the extra dollars tacked on to the utility bill each month.
Central heating is a wonderful convenience, but using it too much can add up. So what can be done to heat your home without raising your bills?
Stay warm this winter with these DIY alternative heating tips.
Invest in Room-Darkening Blinds and Curtains
Blackout shades and curtains offer additional insulation, and you can even go a step further and buy thermal curtains that are specifically designed to retain heat. When you’re out during the day, keep your blinds and curtains drawn to isolate heat in the home.
Bolster Your Insulation
Invest in some inexpensive weatherstripping kits to winterize your home. Door seals and window strips can help block drafts and keep warm air inside where it belongs. You can also invest in some window film insulation. If you have one particular room that’s extra cold during the winter, extra insulation could be all you need to improve the temperature.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Make sure that your vents are all open and unobstructed. Tie back curtains that hang over vents or radiators, and move your sofa away from your central heat source. Greater space allows heat to circulate more freely, giving you maximum warmth for your money.
Check Your HVAC System
If you haven’t’ scheduled a routine cleaning, winter is the prime time for a tune-up. A professional can get inside your vents and make sure that everything is properly sized, remove any debris, replace air filters and ensure that your thermostat is properly calibrated to your system.
One way to ensure your home is always warm and cozy is by keeping