We are now in thick of winter and while many of us are on the edge of our seats for that spring weather, we have a few more months to go!
Even though it’s cold outside, that doesn’t mean it has to be cold inside. Read on for some simple tips to keeping your home warm.
Install a Programmable Heater.
This will keep your bill low and your efficiency high. This Old House recommends programming your thermostat for the following temps/times during the week if your house is empty during the day. They also recommend setting the thermostat to 55 degrees when you go on vacation for a few days or more. • 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. = 68 degrees
- 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. = 60 degrees
- 5:30 to 11 p.m. = 68 degrees
- 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. = 60 degrees If any of their recommended temperatures seem a little chilly, adjust accordingly to what is comfortable for you. If you need help with installation, let us help.
Invite the Sun in During the Day.
Even on those chilly days, the sun is still warm. Before you leave the house for the day, open up your curtains and let the light shine in.
Keep curtains closed at night.
On the other end, once the sun goes down, keep all that heat from leaving through the windows by closing the curtains.
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