Cold temperatures outside don’t have to mean sacrificing comfort indoors! At Air Today Heating & Cooling, we believe that just by taking a few quick and simple steps you can make sure your home is as cozy and warm as possible. Here are 10 quick changes you can make to ensure your home is adequately heated during the colder months:
1. Upgrade Your Insulation
Make sure your insulation is up to date and in good condition. This will help reduce heat loss from your home and keep more of the precious warmth inside.
2. Install Weather Stripping
Seal potential drafts with weather stripping or caulk around windows, doors, vents and other areas prone to heat loss.
3. Change Furnace Filters Regularly
Dust, debris and pet hair can restrict air flow which significantly reduces energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Change out the filters regularly for best results.
4. Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat allows you to keep better track of energy usage without sacrificing comfort levels inside your home. You can even control it remotely through an app on your phone!
5. Utilize Window Treatments
Heavy curtains or shades can help block cold air from coming in through windows while also reflecting any heat radiating indoors back into the room helping keep it warmer longer throughout the day!
6. Reverse Ceiling Fans
Most people think ceiling fans are only used during summer but they can also be quite helpful during winter too! Simply flip the switch so they rotate clockwise at low speed while trapping warm air near the ceiling and pushing it down towards lower levels of the room – this helps spread warmth evenly throughout the space!
7. Cover drafty floorboards
Use rugs or carpets over bare floors such as tile or wood to prevent chilly air from seeping up from below!
8. Plug Leaks
Check for gaps around outlets or switch plates where cold air might be seeping in from outside – then use caulk or expanding foam to seal them off!
9. Unblock Vents & Registers
Ensure all registers & vents are open and unobstructed for proper airflow throughout your entire house for better heating efficiency!
10. Schedule Professional Maintenance
Have a professional perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system to ensure everything is working properly before harsh winter weather hits!
By implementing some (or all!) of these tips, you’ll soon notice an increase in warmth throughout your entire home—allowing everyone inside to enjoy cozy comfort even when temperatures drop below freezing outdoors!. Let our team at Air Today Heating & Cooling help transform those chilly winters into ones filled with warmth and coziness – contact us today and find out how our experienced technicians can get your heating system running efficiently this season!