As the air outside stays cold and snow continues to fall, it's wise to ensure your home will stay warm for the remainder of the season and for many winters to come. You can do a few simple things to help keep your home warm throughout the winter months. Here are six ways to do it:
#1 - Insulate windows and doors to keep the heat in.
If you're looking for an easy way to reduce energy costs and make your home more comfortable in the winter, consider insulating your windows and doors. Proper insulation around these areas improves your home's energy efficiency, making it easier to trap heat during the colder months.
#2 - Reverse ceiling fans, so they spin clockwise and push warm air down.
If you have ceiling fans in your home and want to make the most out of them this winter, reverse their spin! Ceiling fans aren't just for summer cooling; when running in the opposite direction, they act as warm air “re-circulators” and help pump warm air downward toward your living space.
#3 - Leave your oven door ajar.
Your oven can radiate lots of cozy heat: don’t let it go to waste! Once you’re done using your oven to broil, roast, or bake, leave the door open just slightly so that heat can transfer to your indoor air. Just make sure to keep pets and small children away from the kitchen to avoid injury.
#4 - Set your thermostat to 68° Fahrenheit during the day and 55° at night.
It is estimated that setting your thermostat between 68° and 72° Fahrenheit during the day can result in energy savings of up to 15% per year! When the weather outside begins to cool off, even more savings can be achieved by lowering your thermostat at night to 55°.
#5 - Wear layers of clothing inside so you don't have to crank up the heat.
Keeping your home toasty during cold months can mean something other than constantly cranking up the thermostat and sky-high energy bills. Layering your clothing can be a great way to keep warm inside without relying too much on artificial heat.
#6 - Cook warming meals like soup, chili, or stew to add extra heat to your home.
Soup, chili, and stew are all easy options to help warm up your home on chilly days. Not only do these meals provide enough heat for the body but also for the home. With its comforting aromas drifting throughout the house, after just one bite, everyone will instantly feel at home.
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