There aren't many things more frustrating than an air conditioning that refuses to run. A hot, muggy home can make your space incredibly uncomfortable, which is why I have always focused on maintaining my air conditioning system. Unfortunately, I still run into problems from time to time and I am sure that all of you do, which is one of the reasons I decided to build this website. Check out these posts for more information about keeping your system working beautifully, even if you aren't naturally good at fixing things. You never know, making the right changes could dramatically improve your summertime experience.
Keeping your house warm in the winter without spending a lot of money can seem like a mystery to some people. There are many ways to heat the house without having to turn up your furnace; in addition, it will protect your furnace from overworking by keeping the house warm and well insulated. Here are some things that you can do to keep your house warm.
1. Insulate The House
One simple thing that you can do is keep your house insulated. This comes from not adding structural things to your house, but adding décor that keeps the house insulated. For instance, you should put rugs on the hardwood or tile floors and pictures and things on the walls. This will hold the warm air in the house rather than let it pass through. You don't have to keep the rugs down permanently, or the wall art. It can be seasonal things that you only put out during the winter. But this will be one simple way to keep your home warmer without having to turn up the heater.
2. Weather Strip The Windows and Doors
Another easy way to keep your house warmer is to make sure that all of the openings in the house are well insulated. You should go through and ensure that all of the weather stripping is working properly. For instance, if when you open the door it opens and closes too easily, without any pressure on the pull, there might not be enough insulation. You should have a sealing come from the weather stripping so that it doesn't let any air pass through. This is the same for the windows. If the windows are cold to the touch, it means that they are not sealing the opening. You may need to replace the window, or at the very least add more stripping around the sides.
3. Let The Light In
The sun can do wonders for your soul and for your house. The sunlight will make you feel happier, allow you to keep the lights in the house off, saving money on your electric bill, and it will help to keep the house warm. The sun will naturally heat the house, just like a furnace, except for the sun is free. During the hottest parts of the day, open the drapes around the house and let the light in. Then during the night when it gets dark, make sure all of the blinds and drapes are closed to seal the heat in.
By doing these simple things you can keep your house warm. HVAC contractors can give suggestions on making your heating system more efficient.