It has been cold lately. Really cold. That means you are probably spending most, if not all, of your time indoors. Hopefully, this is providing you with the comfort that you need to wait out the winter.
In some cases though, staying in your home all day can leave you cold and upset. This isn’t something you should have to deal with alone. Our team wants to offer some helpful advice. We know all the ins and outs of what it takes to keep the modern home comfortable and healthy in an energy-efficient way.
Here is some information that can help you stay comfortable throughout this winter season.
5 Tips For Keeping Your Home a Haven
Remember some of these tips to ensure your home is comfortable, safe, and efficient this season.
- Know your heater’s limits. Every comfort system has its limits and your heater is no exception. If the temperature outside is extremely low, your heater may have trouble reaching temperatures above 68°F. That means trying to get your home up to 74°F can take a long time or may even prove impossible. It is advisable to keep your thermostat set to 68°F or below when you are home to keep things comfortable without driving up your energy bills or putting unnecessary demand on your heating system.
- Bundle up to stay warm. We know it’s likely less than appealing to set the thermostat to 68°F on a cold day. However, it can make things easier if you use this as the opportunity to bundle up. Break out your warmest sweaters and cozy, thick socks. This can help you stay warmer more easily and for longer. Layering up can also mean you don’t need to turn the heater up nearly as much, making things easier on your heater and minimizing the wear and tear that the system will endure.
- Have your heating system checked. Does it seems like your heating system is struggling with the cold weather more than you’d expect? Don’t ignore it. Warning signs like trouble reaching a certain temperature, odd noises during operation, and short cycling can all indicate the need for professional HVAC service in Brentwood, TN. Don’t wait until your system breaks down to get it fixed.
- Remember to insulate. Insulation can make a big difference in keeping as much warmth indoors as possible. That is why we advise double-checking that you have as much insulation as possible throughout the house. Layering up clothing helps keep you warm, while insulating your home keeps the warmth your heater prevents heat loss throughout the home. You can add insulated windows throughout your house, seal up doors with weatherstripping, and even seal leaks around windows with caulk. You can also add insulation to your water heater to help reduce heat loss from this system too.
- Get radon testing. When its cold out, you’ll be spending more time indoors. That’s why it is a good idea to ensure your home is providing a truly healthy environment for you to bundle up in. You should schedule radon testing if you haven’t done so yet. This can help you determine if you would benefit from the installation of an indoor air quality system such as an Energy Recovery Ventilator to dilute the radon. If you job our comfort club today, you can even get a free radon test!
Comfort is a must, call the experts you trust. Contact Precision Air, Inc today for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs.