As temperatures begin to drop, check for drafts near doors and windows and insulate each area. Weatherstrips and caulking can help with closing those drafty places.
Fans can help circulate warmer air in a room. By changing the directional switch and lowering the speed on the fan, this will help push the warmer air throughout with adding cooler air to the space.
Dusting both vents and radiators and clearing any furniture near vents will provide adequate space for air to flow throughout the home.
Note the temperature indoors when you feel the slight chill that makes you reach for the thermostat and keep it one to two degrees warmer. This will help you be more comfortable.
Have a basket of warm blankets in the common rooms you and your family spend the most time in so when the first cool front comes through, the first instinct might be to grab a throw or blanket instead of turning on the furnace.
A few additional tips can save money and help to further winterize your home –
- Check your fireplace before the first fire.
- Close doors to unused spaces in your home.
- Protect any plants that might live outdoors or bring them inside before freezing temps arrive.
- Replace air filters.
- Protect your pipes from bursting with insulation.
- Cook at home, the warmth from the kitchen will help warm other parts of the home, too.
The Prewitt Group encourages everyone to prepare for the changing temperatures and seasons, it can save you money by lowering power bills and preparation is priceless.