Tips to Stay Warm This Winter

Don’t Let Your Comfort Freeze in Place

Even when you’re indoors, the cold can feel unavoidable at times. But with a little strategy and effort, you can keep your home cozy all season long. Plus, finding other ways to stay warm will put less strain on your heater and reduce the chances you’ll need heating repair in Lancaster, CA. Here’s what we recommend doing:

  1. Close the curtains. Preserving heat is just as important as generating heat. Before retiring for the night, make sure all the curtains are closed. And if it’s sunny during the day, open the curtains and use the sun as an extra heat source. You’d be surprised how much warmer your home can feel when it basks in the sunshine.
  2. Close doors to unused rooms. Why waste precious heat in rooms you don’t even use? Close the doors to any unused rooms to keep the heat that much closer to you.
  3. Be mindful of the fireplace. Close the flue to the fireplace when you aren’t using it.
  4. Layer up. This is a cost-efficient way to stay warm. Choose clothing materials that are suitable for winter such as wool, fleece and cashmere. Avoid cotton, linen and other fabrics that are more fitting for summer.
  5. Set your ceiling fan blades to run in a clockwise direction. Turning on the ceiling fan might be the last thing you think to do this time of year. But switching the ceiling fan blades to run in a clockwise direction will actually push the warm air down toward you. This is especially useful if your home has high ceilings.
  6. Block drafts underneath doors. Drafts can be your worst enemy this time of year. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can seal up the drafts and prevent the cold air from rushing in. If you don’t want to purchase a draft stopper, here’s how you can make your own.
  7. Cook or bake to generate more heat. Homemade chocolate chip cookies benefit more than just your taste buds. On colder days, use your oven as an additional heat source. Just be sure to turn off the oven when you’re no longer using it.
  8. Drink in the warmth. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa. A warm beverage can work wonders for maintaining that cozy warm feeling this time of year.
  9. Get moving. Some old-fashioned exercise can go a long way in beating the cold. Whether you’re using the treadmill or cleaning the house, keep moving to fight the chills.
  10. Caulk windows and doors. You can’t always see them, but even the tiniest openings can make your home feel much colder. Caulk windows and doors as needed to seal the leaks and prevent that cold outdoor air from infiltrating your home.
  11. Shower with the bathroom door open. Use daily hygiene to your advantage. As you’re taking a shower, leave the bathroom door open and let the warm air travel to the rest of your home.
  12. Have your heater maintained each year. The more you look after your heater, the more you’ll get out of it. At DS, we offer comprehensive Energy Savings Agreements tailored to your equipment, budget, comfort needs and more. If you aren’t already having your heater maintained each year, we highly recommend it. Seasonal tune-ups will keep your heater running as efficiently as possible, and for as long as possible.
  13. Consider a programmable thermostat. Having to heat an empty home is frustrating, to say the least. But with a programmable thermostat, you can save money when you aren’t home and stay warmer when you are. Contact us to learn more about the programmable thermostats we carry.

Stay Snug With DS Heating & Air

You might not be able to control the weather outside. But you can certainly control how you feel in your home! And when you need a little extra help, count on our heating services in Acton, CA, to meet your every need.

To schedule service for your home, call DS at 661.231.8118 or connect with us online today.