So many references to the holiday season include the word “warmth” or some variation of it. You know, like “warm and cozy,” “toasty,” and “snug.”
And as wonderful as all that sounds, it costs money to heat your home. And, chances are, the “toastier” you feel, the more you’re paying for that feeling. So from our house to yours, here are some simple yet effective ways to keep your heating bills down and spirits up this holiday season:
- Run your ceiling fan in reverse. And if you don’t have one, we urge you to get one, especially for your home’s central gathering area. A ceiling fan running in reverse pushes the heat back down, thereby allowing you to lower your thermostat without losing any comfort.
- Bundle up and cuddle! Sure, go ahead and put on those flannel jammies, bathrobe, warm sweater, or whatever you use to keep the chill out. Because the better insulated you are, the less heat you’ll need to feel comfortable. And as for the cuddling part? Well, we’ll just assume you can figure that out for yourself.
- Wear socks. When your feet are warm, your whole body feels warmer. If one pair isn’t cutting it, go ahead and double up.
- Try an electric blanket. If your bed is nice and warm, then you won’t need as much heat on overnight, and that’s another great way to save money.
- Check your vents and registers. If clothes, furniture, or toys are blocking your baseboard heating units for floor registers, then they’re getting way more heat than they need while you’re not getting enough. Not without cranking up the thermostat, anyway.
- Add moisture into the air. It’s well known that you’ll feel warmer at the same temperature with more humidity in the air. And you can add that in a number of ways, including hanging wet clothes to dry on chair backs, buying a room humidifier, keeping the bathroom door open after you shower, and so on.
Of course, an even better way to humidify your home is with a whole-house humidity control system from Optimum Air. It works to add moist air in the winter, and remove excess humidity in the summer. And you get to control how much. For more information and a free quote, contact Optimum Air today.