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Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter

With all of the hustle and bustle upon us, ways to keep your home warm during this time may not be at the top of your list. However, these are the months where energy and heating bills can skyrocket if you aren’t paying attention. If the house feels chilly, try implementing some of the following recommendations to help keep your home nice and toasty, without cranking up the heat. Check them out, and let our experts at Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa know which works best for you and your home.

Thermostats

If you’re having trouble keeping your home warm, consider using the automatic features on your home’s thermostat. Check with your power company with recommended temperatures, but you’ll want to set the automatic temperature changes based on when you are in and out of your home. Decrease the heat by a couple degrees when you leave for work or school, and increase the heat by a couple degrees just before you come home. This will help keep a consistent temperature for when you will actually be spending time in your home, and will help keep the bills in check.

Shower Time

This is not as well known as other suggestions, but if you crack or leave the bathroom door open when you shower, it will help keep your home warm. The hot steam from the shower will seep into the hallways and other rooms, helping to reinforce the heat that is being blown out of the heating system.

Ceiling Fans

Adjust your ceiling fans settings to reverse. This is typically known as a “winter” setting. It’s considered that because it reverses the spin of the fan from clockwise to counterclockwise. This will push the heat that naturally rises, back down, helping to keep your home warm.

Furniture Arrangement

Take a walk through your home and look at the placement of each piece of furniture. You want to do this because you want to make sure that no vents are being blocked or covered by any furniture, rugs, decorations, and etc. This will block the heat from coming in your home, and will reduce the heating system’s efficiency making it work harder for less heat.

At Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa, our goal is to help make your house a home, and to be your go-to for any and all of your home maintenance needs. If you have questions about other ways to keep your home warm, give us a call. Our expert team and crew are ready to help with any projects you may be looking to tackle before the end of the year, or to help plan for your first project in 2017. We specialize in all types of home maintenance projects, no matter how big or small the task may be. Also, if you are having trouble keeping your home warm, even after trying these things, give us a call as your heating system may require professional help.

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