Hacks For Cold Homes This Winter
Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Devine Bros
With winter on the way, many people are looking for their opportunity to stay warm without breaking the bank — as they should! And while there are a number of different things that you can do, such as turning up the heat, there are also a ton of cost effective ways you can stay toasty in your home without much cost, and that yields a big return!
Leave The Oven Open
After baking your family’s secret Apple pie for the guests, leave the oven open after you turn it off and allow it to help heat the surrounding areas! Most of the time, your oven will stay closed, but due to the warm air inside, there’s nothing wrong with leaving it open to heat the room — you’ve already paid for that energy! Just be careful that it isn’t left open around children or curious pets.
Plastic covers on your windows are a great way to provide a cost-effective solution to lost heat due to old window panes and poor insulation. These plastic sheets cover the frame of the window and can be adhered onto the wall or frame with a little heat from a hairdryer. With this, they effectively block out all cold air from entering, and any hot air from exiting the window’s area, which can save you a ton of money if it’s an issue.
It’s important to understand that if you haven’t had a heating tune up just yet, you make sure to do so before you crank the heat up to work even harder. This is mainly due to the need for a clean and well-polished system to effectively provide heat at the estimated cost that it should! A system that works harder than it has to can become wasteful and end up costing you more money than it should.
Helping Norwalk homeowners stay warm is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today!