When winter comes around, everyone wants to stay warm, but turning on the heater constantly can make for a hefty bill at the end of the month. Today we will go over 3 things you can do to make your home warmer without the assistance of your heater.
Install a Humidifier
Did you know that installing a humidifier can make your home feel warmer? Humid air doesn’t feel as cold as dry air, so you can feel better without adjusting the thermostat. The humid air also makes you less susceptible to winter time illnesses.
Use Your Curtains Strategically
If your home has many windows, those can be area of heat loss, or even heat gain. For windows that allow sunlight in for the majority of the day, leave those curtains open. When the sun goes down, quickly shut the curtains to trap the sun’s heat inside. It is best to use thicker curtains that can work as insulation for this helpful trick.
Improve Your Home’s Insulation
There are many places that your home can lose heat, or take in cold air. Make sure the weather stripping on all of your doors and windows is still in good working order, and replace it if it has become dry and warped. Additionally, when was the last time you changed the insulation in your attic and walls? If you can’t remember, you may need to get it replaced ASAP if you want to have more control over the temperature in your home.