While you may be looking forward to the beautiful icicles and scenic landscapes that winter brings, it’s also accompanied by a less admired element—the bitter cold. While there’s no substitute for having your heating system tuned-up by a professional like Cold 1 Services, there are a few things you can do to winterize your home this cold season.
As the premier heating contractor in Burlington County, we know a thing or two about keeping your home warm, even when it’s freezing outside. Follow these easy and affordable DIY tips to prepare yourself, your family, and your home for the frigid temperatures of this upcoming winter.
- Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
Although they’re commonly associated with keeping you cool during the summer, your ceiling fans can be reversed to a clockwise direction, so they push the hot air that’s along the ceiling to the floor.
- Use Draft Guards
You would be surprised by how much of your home’s heat escapes underneath the door. By using an inexpensive draft guard, you can prevent heat loss and allow your system to run more efficiently.
- Seal Exterior Cracks
After a thorough inspection, you may find that there are cracks or gaps around your sliding, doors, or windows. Use caulk to fill and seal these gaps, avoiding drafts that may come through these areas and increase your heating bill.
- Clean Your Gutters
By ensuring that water can flow freely through your gutters, you can help to prevent icicles, and later, ice dams, from forming.
- Insulate Your Windows
You can purchase window insulating film at your local hardware store and use it to keep a significant amount of heat from leaking through your windows.
- Adjust Your Thermostat
If you’re going to be out of the house for more than a few hours, consider lowering the thermostat to conserve heat and energy. In fact, there are plenty of electronic and programmable thermostats available on the market today that make this simple and easy.
By following these guidelines, you can reduce your home’s heat loss and energy consumption. This not only saves you money on decreased utility bills, but ensures you and your family will be warm and comfortable all winter long.
For more information on our heating services, like commercial heating in Delaware County, call Cold 1 Services at 215-310-0116 or 856-375-1472 today.