Brace yourselves because winter is coming! Make sure you’re ready when the chilly weather hits hard. But in case you’re not, Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC can help. Try these winter hacks for a warm and cozy experience this holiday season.
Insulate Windows with Bubble Wrap
Did you know that bubble wrap is an excellent insulator? It can reduce heat loss and lower energy bill almost in half. Now for the fun part, carefully spray the window pane with water and apply the wrap insulator with the bubble side facing onto the glass. Gently press it until you see that it holds firmly. Then, you can relax and enjoy the warmth inside your home.
A great way to warm up your body and combat winter blues is by staying active! You can do a simple “workout” like push-ups and yoga, or some household chores like doing laundry and cleaning the house.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
Yes, you read it right. Use your ceilings fans this cold weather to keep you comfortably warm. But how’s that possible? Simply run your fans in reverse direction (clockwise) to allow a gentle updraft and save as much as 20% on your heating bill.
Bundle Up with Cozy Scarfs, Socks & More
Another winter warming trick is adding an extra layer. Scarfs, earmuffs, fuzzy socks, and long underwear are highly effective to keep you warm and comfy throughout the long winter months. Plus, you won’t need to turn up your thermostat to get toasty and you can save a good amount of energy in return.
Improve Your IAQ
Believe it or not, but we, Americans spend about 90% of our time inside our home. And when the cold season begins, we stay in our home more, sipping hot cocoa to keep us warm. For that reason, it’s important to make sure that the quality of air you and your family breathe in is clean, healthy, and safe. Here are some tricks that can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ):
- Schedule routine maintenance for your heating system.
- Invest in air purifiers and humidifiers.
- Give your house a deep clean.
- Change your air filters regularly.
- Get a professional duct cleaning.
Don’t get stressed this Christmastime because of some heating and air quality issues. Consider these budget-friendly yet effective tips to stay warm, safe, and comfy this cold season.
Looking for comfort solutions that are next to none? Turn to the experts at Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC! We have highly-qualified and skilled technicians who provide fast, excellent, and complete HVAC services. Call us today for your heating and IAQ needs!