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4 Tips For Keeping Your House Warm In The Winter

by Feride Halma

With the winter months quickly approaching many people are wondering what they can do to keep their homes warm without cranking up their heat. Luckily, there are some simple tricks that you can employ in your home that will keep you feeling warm without affecting your wallet. Here are a couple tips. 

1. Keep The Hard Floors Covered

If you have flooring in the house that is hard, such as tile or wood, you should considering covering it with rugs. The rugs will help to insulate the house better so that it will hold in the heat better. These rugs should be placed by the doors and in the most open area of the home.

Conversely, in the summer when you want to keep the house cooler, you should consider puling up the rugs. The hard flooring will naturally cool the house so you can save on your AC. 

2. Close The Doors To Unused Rooms

Second, you should close the doors to the rooms that you don't use throughout the day. For example, if you have a guest room that only is used when guests are in town then you should consider closing off the door and closing the vent in that room. The heater works by heating the entire house and moving through each room. But if you close the door to that room, it won't make extra work for the heater and you will save money on your heating bill.

3. Let The Sunlight In

Another great way to heat your home naturally is to use the sunlight to your advantage. Just like the suns rays will heat the outdoors during the afternoon it can heat your house as well. Don't be afraid to open all the curtains and blinds during the warmest part of the day.

Conversely you should close the curtains during the night. The air is colder at night and it could make the house even colder. The better you insulate the home the easier it will be to keep your home warm. 

4. Change The Ceiling Fans

There is a switch on your ceiling fan where you can change the direction that the wind blows. If you switch it to the opposite direction it will push all the hot air that raises to the ceiling to the floor to keep the room warm. This is an inexpensive and easy way to keep the house warm.

By doing these simple things you can keep your house warm in the winter. 

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Marino's Plumbing & Gas Fitting water heaters.