As crisp fall temperatures give way to winter’s weather extremes, staying warm becomes essential to your comfort, happiness, and health. However, a heated home is just part one of your winter battle plan. In this article, the pros at Gold Star Services share their tips to keep house warm during the colder months.
We offer a range of HVAC repair, installation, replacement, and maintenance services geared towards improving your unit’s performance and extending its lifespan. Contact us today at 302-376-7677 to speak to one of our comfort specialists.
Tips to Keep House Warm
Let’s explore just a few more ways you can stay warm this winter:
- Soak up the Rays
Behind your drawn curtains and shuttered blinds is a powerful heating system: the sun! During the day, opening the curtains can make a noticeable difference in heating your home. The sun’s rays will warm your rooms, and you can help seal in this warming effect by closing your window treatments as soon as it starts getting dark.
- Move Your Furniture
Need extra heat? Check behind or underneath the sofa. A piece of furniture or two might be covering some of your vents, robbing you and your family of precious warm air. When the vents from your home heating system are covered by furniture – or even just a forgotten pair of shoes – it can restrict airflow and reduce your equipment’s efficiency.
- Insulate Your Windows
Your windows tend to leak warmth and invite in cold air. Tests have shown that up to 30% of heating energy is lost through your home’s window panes. Fortunately, many modern window treatments are designed to lock in heat and keep frigid temperatures at bay. For example, cellular shades are made up of a series of air pockets. They form a formidable barrier that prevents air from moving between your rooms and the outdoors.
- Upgrade Your System
If your heating system has been chugging along happily for the past ten years, it may be missing many vital energy-saving features built into more modern units. At Gold Star Services, we will evaluate your system to determine whether you could benefit from investing in newer, more efficient heating equipment.
Need Help Staying Warm This Winter? Contact Us Today
Keeping warm in winter will help you stay comfortable and healthy. At Gold Star Services, we will make sure your system is ready to handle your heating needs during the colder seasons. Contact us today at 302-376-7677 to get started.