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Experiencing Cold Weather? Check Out These 5 Tips for Adding Warmth to Your Home! 

January 14, 2022


If you are located in the Northeast, then you have been experiencing these winter temperatures. Your house may be cold and your may be searching for immediate ways to provide more comfort for yourself and your family. It’s not always easy to keep a home warm if it’s older or doesn’t have proper insulation. Following the tips below will help save you money in the long run while also keeping your house warm throughout the colder months. 

 

Let In The Sunlight

When the sun is out, capturing as much of that heat as possible will provide great warmth to your home – regardless of the outside temperature. Before you leave the house for the day, open up the curtains and let the sun in through the windows that get sun throughout parts of the day. This will heat your house up naturally, not to mention it will brighten up your home during the day. With that being said, closing the curtains at night is critical to keep all the heat inside your home. If you’re in a particularly cold area, consider getting insulated curtains for winter use. 

 

Take a look at your ceiling fans

If you have ceiling fans, you may think they are useless during the winter months. In fact, many fans have a setting that reverses the fan so that it moves clockwise. This will push back down all the heat that rises up, rather than it getting trapped in the ceilings. This is especially recommended if you have high or cathedral ceilings. If you feel nervous that it will cool it down too much, try it out at a low speed and we promise it’ll begin to bring the heat down. 

 

Move furniture away from vents

It can be easy to unknowingly place furniture and things in front of your vents. Lots of time, they blend right in. Take a spin around your house, make sure that the vents aren’t blocked. Find a way to move your furniture, at least for the winter, in order to expose the vents. This will make sure your house is getting its maximum heat potential.

 

Seal Off Leaks, Keep Doors Closed

Unnoticed leaks can occur in windows, doors, attics, basements, and even unexpected places like kitchen hood vents. Finding these leaks and sealing them off with DIY insulation is a great way to keep heat inside your home and lower costs. Additionally, if you spend a lot of time in certain rooms, closing doors is a great way to keep heat trapped in that room. If you have open spaces, even utilizing room dividers is a great way to block air from escaping certain areas.

 

Install a Fireplace Insert Today

One of the best ways that we can help you warm up your home is through installing a fireplace insert – wood-burning, gas, or electric! Anderson Fireplace has a variety of different fireplace options, and we offer top-of-the-line products and installation services. Contact us today at 800-472-1717 or email us at pford@andersonfireplace.com!

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