New York weather can become quite cold throughout the fall and winter, and now is the perfect time to practice effective methods of keeping your home warm. When the temperature drops, you shouldn’t have to spend extra time or money attempting to fight the cold. To stay warm as the season changes, consider the following strategies.
Seal Any Gaps or Leaks
Your heater can’t do what it needs to if gaps are near your door or windows. Use caulk to fill in any gaps where heat could escape your home. Not only will this keep you warm when the temperature goes down, but it can save you significant money over time.
Use the Sun
The sun is a natural source of light and heat, so you may as well take advantage of it. Open the curtains when the sun shines on your windows so your home absorbs the heat. This saves you from having to run your heater longer than necessary, which can also save money and energy. Of course, when the sun goes down, pull your curtains closed to avoid a chill.
Repair or Refine Your Heater
Your home’s heater should be in top condition to fight against the cold. If there’s a problem with your heater, or if it’s taking too long to heat your home, you should address it as soon as possible. You may be unable to fix it yourself, and that’s okay. Consider speaking with a local heating company who can visit your home and find the source of the problem. Of course, if you want a new heating unit installed entirely, they can also assist you with that.
Contact Us for Your Heating Needs
Our team at D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC has the experience and knowledge to protect your home this fall. Contact us today with any heating concerns you have.