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9 Easy Tips to Keep Your Home Warm

12.17.18

Brrrr! Winter is definitely here. Here are 9 tips to keep your home warm – and your family happy! – all season long.

1. Curtains

Open your curtains during the day to let in sunlight and heat and close them as soon as the sun sets. Take it one step further in the winter and hang thicker curtains or even invest in curtains with a thermal lining to keep the cold out.

2. Is furniture blocking your vents?

Spend 10 minutes checking your entire house to be sure that furniture isn’t blocking a vent and the hot air it’s feeding into your home. Moving furniture even a few inches can make a big difference in how warm a room is.

3. Block Draughts

Have you ever heard of a sausage dog draught excluder? If not, do a quick internet search! These draught-blockers are super cute as well as incredibly useful in blocking door and window draughts. You can also install self-adhesive rubber seals around doors and windows to prevent cold air from entering your home.

Sometimes draughts aren’t obvious, but even a little cold air entering your home can make a big difference in how easily and quickly your home can heat up. Here’s a handy trick to check for draughts: Carry a lit candle throughout your home and hold it completely still in front of closed doors and windows. If it flickers, you have a possible gap.

4. Block Your Chimney

Did you know that when your chimney isn’t in use, it is allowing cold air into your home? There are all kinds of products such as chimney pillows, balloons, and plugs that can be placed in your chimney when it is not in use that prevents cold air from entering your home.

5. Dog and Cat Pet Doors

Is your pet in for the night? Insulate that pet door! Something as simple as placing a blanket in front of your pet door keeps cold air out, and warm air in.

6. Shut the door!

Many people have unused or little-used rooms in their homes. Close the vents in unused rooms and keep the doors to those rooms shut. In rooms that are used frequently, you can also shut the door to keep warm air in. For instance, if you have an office space in your home, you can open all the vents in the room and then shut the door on a Sunday afternoon. By Monday morning, your office will be nice and toasty for you!

7. Turn on the ceiling fan.

You read that right! Most fans have a “winter” setting, which reverses the fan so that it spins clockwise rather than counterclockwise. Since heat rises, the clockwise-spinning fan pushes heat back down into your rooms instead of being trapped up at the ceilings. Just be sure to keep your fan on its lowest setting so that it doesn’t cool the air as it is pushed down into the room.

8. Bake!

‘Tis the season for sweet baked goods, roasted chicken and turkey, and casseroles! Using your oven to make warming meals for your family also heats your home.

9. Cover your floors

Bare floors, especially wooden floors, account for up to 10% of a home’s heat loss. While cool floors feel great in the summer, they turn uncomfortably cold in the winter. Place rugs onto wooden floors to keep your feet and your home warm.

Still having trouble heating your home? Call on us! At Stuart Pro Heating & Air, we are here to help anytime day or night: 770.813.1316

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The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep? Your Thermostat!

06.21.18

You toss and turn, throwing blankets off, feeling sweaty – you just can’t get comfortable and you get up, once again, to adjust the thermostat. Sound familiar? Did you know it’s actually been proven that you sleep better at night in a cool room?

Studies have shown that sleeping in a cold room can help with insomnia and helps increase metabolism.

But what is the optimal temp for a good night’s rest? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 65 degrees is optimal. Other sources say between 60 and 68 degrees will help ensure your body cools down properly – which is good news for those of us with spouses who run warmer or colder. Find a temp between 60 and 68 you can agree on and set the thermostat.

If you still wake up hot and sweaty, though, or notice your thermostat is set on 67 but the temperature is actually reading 73 (yikes!), give us a call. We are available 24/7 and can help you get back to a good night’s sleep!

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